Shahz­man has no com­plaints

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports -

A young Ruther­glen boxer had no com­plaints when he lost his cham­pion sta­tus at this year’s Hull Box Cup tour­na­ment.

Shahz­man Parnez of Durie’s BC re­turned to East Riding of York­shire where he won the 50kg fi­nal in 2016 to face Ire­land’s Charles McDon­agh.

This time around he was up against a clever lit­tle south­paw from Cook­ston ABC who was a counter puncher type boxer, sim­i­lar to Shahz­man’s style.

In the open­ing round the Ir­ish lad scored some cleaner shots to take the ad­van­tage and meant the 12-year-old Scot was play­ing catch up. He was then made to chase his op­po­nent around the ring and even­tu­ally lost by unan­i­mous de­ci­sion.

His coach Archie Durie said there was no com­plaints from his boxer’s corner.

He com­mented:“It wasn’t to be this year for Shahz­man, but he is 12 years old with 20 fights ex­pe­ri­ence — win­ning sev­eral na­tional and district ti­tles.

“He will learn from that bout and prepare again for the start of next sea­son.”

Also in ac­tion on Fri­day night on the Blan­tyre ABC show was Castlemilk lad Nathan Basil. The 16-year-old was against Adam Pa­ton from O’Neils BC and caught his op­po­nent with clean shots to win by four judges votes to one.

Beaten Parnez

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