Split decision decides bout
LOCHABER Phoenix boxing club’s Kevin Aitchison was in action for the first time this season when he took on Taylor Coyne of Stirling’s 1314 club at the weekend.
The 16-year- old lost out on a split decision by judges, but not before three closely-fought rounds.
In the first, the lightweight circled the ring in the opening round firing single jabs, but this was not enough to thwart Coyle’s forward march, and, although the Stirling boxer didn’t have a huge deal of success, he did outwork Kevin and clearly captured the first round. Aitchison attempted to stand his ground and take ring centre in the next round, but used straight lines as opposed to utilising angles thus enabling Coyle to work at close range and take control of this messy session.
The final was easily the Lochaber boxer’s best of the bout as he finally managed to dictate the range the action was fought at and fired his jabs in twos and threes to give himself room for his strong straight rear hand.
Aitchison will have a chance for revenge when the boys take part in a rematch at Lochaber Phoenix boxing club’s home show on October 10 at the Nevis Centre. The show will feature 12 local boxers against opponents from all over Scotland from novices to international class.