Danny loses out

Rutherglen Reformer - - Motors -

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.

Up against it

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