Danny loses out
Castlemilk boxer Danny Burke was on the wrong end of a split decision after narrowly losing to a fighter who weighed in three kilogrammes heavier than him.
The 24-year-old was top of the bill at the first ever home show held by Glasgow City ABC in Kinning Park, May 21.
But before the Durie’s boxer stepped into the ring to fight Rory Brown, the home boxer weighed in heavier than the agreed weight of 75kg.
Both team coaches however, let the bout go ahead and it turned out to be a scrappy affair.
Archie Durie, coach at Rutherglen club Durie’s BC , explained:“It wasn’t a great fight to watch with two contrasting styles.
“Brown had the southpaw stance who rushed in with attacks and he was grabbing and holding a lot whereas Danny likes to wait and pick shots.
“So this made the bout messy and it went to the judges and the decision went to the home boxer by 3-2. On another day Danny would have got the nod but it wasn’t to be.”
Another Durie’s boxer was in the ring earlier in the day.
Rutherglen boy Brandon Grant, 12, used his long reach and straight punching to edge his fight with Glasgow City’s Scottish novice champion Euan Caldwell by a split decision of 3-2.
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