Shahzman has no complaints
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.