O’Neills boys show their skills
Two Scottish international boxers went toe-to-toe in an enthralling exhibition match earlier this month.
O’Neills BC from Cambuslang selected young hopeful Nicholas Devlin to take on Cameron Whyte in Fort William on October 8 as part of the Lochaber Phoenix home show.
Both teenagers boxed superbly in the non-scoring bout.
Cambuslang’s Fahid Mohammed dropped a close points decision to Andrew Cougan from Highland Academy ABC and O’Neills boxer Paul Murphy beat the older and more experienced M Holmes of Port Glasgow Victoria in a hard-fought contest.
On Friday, October 14, the O’Neills boxers travelled to Alloa to take part in Alloa ABC’s home show.
First up was nine-year-old Conner MacCabe of Cambuslang who boxed skilfully in his bout with Alloa’s Liam Murray.
Ryan Barden, 17, from Rutherglen was boxing in an exhibition match in his first taste of the sport in front of a large crowd. He was up against a more experienced opponent, Alloa’s club coach Liam Rossin, in what proved to be a great show of skill demonstrated in the non-scoring bout.
Last on for O’Neils was Paul Murphy of Rutherglen.
Paul boxed superbly to win in a tough battle with Alloa’s Robbie Jack.
The boxers of O’Neils now look forward to competing on Saturday in the Scottish Novice Championships.
The club trains on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in the Northbank Community Centre in Westburn from 6pm until 8pm.
Fort William team Nicholas Devlin, coach Paul Anderson, Fahid Mohammed and Paul Murphy