Ewan turns on the style in El­gin

The Oban Times - - Sport -

LOCHABER Phoenix boxer Ewan Eas­son from In­ver­lochy con­tin­ued his fistic ed­u­ca­tion last week­end when he boxed in El­gin against the home­town club’s Ian Reid.

The 14-year- old won the Scot­tish Novice cham­pi­onships last month so was keen to show any im­prove­ment since his cham­pi­onship win­ning run and didn’t dis­ap­point, win­ning all three rounds and tak­ing vic­tory on a unan­i­mous points de­ci­sion.

Ewan showed his pos­i­tive de­fence skills to good ef­fect on Fri­day night and all three rounds were sim­i­lar in that as much as pos­si­ble he would take ring cen­tre and as Reid charged for­ward the Lochaber Phoenix boxer would use clever foot­work to cre­ate punch­ing room and walk the El­gin young­ster onto his shots thus dou­bling the power. At ev­ery op­por­tu­nity Ewan launched his own at­tacks to en­sure that they were not box­ing at his op­po­nent’s pre­ferred rate or rhythm.

What be­came ev­i­dent was that Ewan had learned to de­fend and at­tack us­ing an­gles, very rarely mov­ing in straight lines. Cou­pled with a good grasp of work­ing the jab, keep­ing shape and al­ter­nat­ing at­tacks be­tween body and head, his skills are im­prov­ing due to the ex­pe­ri­ence of con­tests and hard work in the gym.

Ewan will com­pete in the Scot­tish In­ter­me­di­ate Cham­pi­onships at the end of Jan­uary which is the next step up from the novice cham­pi­onships and the last step be­fore be­ing an open class boxer and ca­pa­ble of fight­ing any boxer in Scot­land.

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