Whyte to rep­re­sent Scot­land

The Oban Times - - Sport -

THE BOX­ING sea­son is build­ing to a crescendo over the next two or three months for Lochaber Phoenix Box­ing Club as all the club’s box­ers, in­clud­ing some debu­tants, are sched­uled to box by June.

This week­end sees the cul­mi­na­tion of the GB cham­pi­onships for the ju­nior and youth age lev­els and the Lochaber club are lucky enough to have in their ranks Cameron Whyte who will rep­re­sent Scot­land in the 48-50kg Ju­nior cat­e­gory.

He hopes to con­tinue his great suc­cess from last sea­son where he an­nexed the Scot­tish and GB ti­tles at School­boy level in ad­di­tion to a Euro­pean cham­pi­onships sil­ver.

This week­end the odds are stacked against Cameron re­peat­ing that feat as not only is he at the younger end of his age cat­e­gory but his weight di­vi­sion in­cludes Rep­ton Box­ing Club’s Bar­ney Docherty.

Last sea­son he not only won the Euro­pean cham­pi­onships in the weight di­vi­sion above Cameron but was also voted the boxer of the tour­na­ment, ef­fec­tively be­com­ing the pound-for-pound best School­boy boxer in Europe.

Cameron al­ways seems to rise to a chal­lenge, how­ever, and has pre­pared in his usual dili­gent man­ner with at least 10 train­ing ses­sions a week since cap­tur­ing the Scot­tish Ju­nior ti­tle on the first week­end of March.

Last Fri­day he trav­eled to In­ver­ness in the af­ter­noon for qual­ity spar­ring with High­land Box­ing Acad­emy’s former Scot­tish cham­pion Dar­rell Russell. He then at­tended a box­ing show in Huntly on Fri­day night be­fore ar­riv­ing in Glas­gow for 10am on Satur­day for Scot­land train­ing.

Cameron leaves on Fri­day morn­ing to travel to the venue in Sh­effield with the rest of the Scot­tish team.

The other mem­bers of the Phoenix club hope to fea­ture in shows all over Scot­land be­fore ap­pear­ing in the Ne­vis Cen­tre in Fort Wil­liam on May 13. Tick­ets are avail­able from the Ne­vis Cen­tre or any­one in­volved with the club.

Pho­to­graph: Iain Fe­gu­son, The Write Im­age.

Cameron Whyte has been se­lected to rep­re­sent Scot­land at the Ju­nior GB Cham­pi­onships.

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