Split de­ci­sion de­cides bout

The Oban Times - - Sport -

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.

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