Vicky is fe­male cham­pion of Bri­tain

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Back Page - Mur­ray Spooner

Ruther­glen boxer Vicky Glover has been crowned a Bri­tish fe­male cham­pion.

The 16-year-old fought clever against English num­ber one Maisey-Rose Court­ney on Sun­day to take the ti­tle at the 54kg weight divi­sion.

She waited pa­tiently for her op­po­nent ad­vanc­ing and then caught her with crisp back hand rights forc­ing her head back time and time again.

Vicky boxed to the in­struc­tion of the Scot­land coaches, who had got the chance to see Maisey-Rose the day be­fore in her semi fi­nal, and ex­e­cuted them just right to win by split de­ci­sion.

It was also her first ex­pe­ri­ence of fight­ing in three minute rounds of three at the Magna Science Ad­ven­ture Cen­tre in Rother­ham af­ter gain­ing a bye to the fi­nal.

Her club coach Archie Durie was over­whelmed with how great the former Stonelaw High School pupil per­formed.

“Vicky had been out of boxing for over a year and came back into the gym with a dif­fer­ent attitude,” he said. “She was down the gym dur­ing the day reg­u­larly putting in the ex­tra work which at the week­end showed how sharp and fit she was.”

Bri­tish champ Vicky Glover

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