Coach Durie praises fight­ers

Rutherglen Reformer - - Rugby -

Ruther­glen box­ing coach Archie Durie has praised his young ath­letes for show­ing plenty of heart com­pet­ing in the Novice Box­ing Cham­pi­onships at the week­end.

Saif Akram and Has­san Saleem both lost out in their semi-fi­nal bouts to a judges’de­ci­sion, but put up a de­ter­mined fight at the event at the Raven­scraig Sports Com­plex in Mother­well.

The pre­vi­ous week­end Cam­bus­lang lad Lewis Mil­lar and Josh Bell were elim­i­nated from the com­pe­ti­tion in their weight cat­e­gories.

All boys are mem­bers of Durie’s Gym in Ruther­glen.

Head coach Archie said:“I was so proud of our boys and, as it hap­pens, the lads who beat our Durie’s box­ers all went on and won there re­spec­tive Scot­tish novice fi­nals.

“So great per­for­mances from our lads, they will take from the ex­pe­ri­ence.”

Saif lost a unan­i­mous de­ci­sion against Mead­ow­bank ABC youth Bray­den Clark­son, while Has­san lost a split de­ci­sion to Omar Khan, from Barn ABC.

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