TAKING ON THE WORLD
Girls head for championships in India
Two boxers with Rutherglen ties are set to make history at the women’s world championships. Stephanie Kernachan and Vicky Glover will compete at the Elite Female World Championships in Delhi, India – a first for Scotland. Never before has Scotland been represented on this huge stage among the world’s best. Stephanie, 26, and Vicky, 19, will be joined by Scottish team-mate Megan Reid and the trio are ready to make a knockout impression. “This is historymaking stuff,” said Stephanie, who used to live in Dryburgh Avenue but now stays in Castlemilk. “It’s the first time that Scottish women have boxed at this level.
“I’m always pushing myself to go as far as I can in boxing, and hopefully we can all do well so that Scottish women competing in these big events becomes a regular occurrence going forward.”
Vicky Glover, 19, is the current British champion at 57kgs and was unlucky not to pick up a medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. She began her boxing career with Durie’s Gym in Rutherglen.
The women are now training hard for the world championships, which will be held in Delhi from November 15-24.
Boxing Scotland announced last week that Stephanie, Vicky and Megan will be the debutant Team Scotland at the championships.
A statement released by the organisation read: “Boxing Scotland are delighted to announce that they will be sending three females to the World Elite Championships to be held in Delhi in November.
“Stephanie Kernachan 51kgs, Vicky Glover 57kgs and Megan Reid 64kgs. This is Boxing Scotland’s first ever participation in the Elite Female World Championships.”
Stephanie, who trains with Cleland Boxing ABC, has won the Scottish title five times, twice at 51kg, twice at 54kg and once at 57kg.
She also became the first Scottish female to win a British title in 2015 and received funding from Sportscotland.
Stephanie is now competing at 51kg and is currently training seven days per week.
Vicky was called up to Team GB for the World Youth Championships in 2017 and was part of Team Scotland at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, where she made the quarter finals. She has progressed from the youth setup and this is Vicky’s first year fighting as a senior.
Megan, 28, trains with Leith Victoria Club in Edinburgh and fights at 64kg.
She claimed the Scottish title at her weight and went on to take silver at GB level both in 2017.
Packing a punch Stephanie Kernachan, with Megan Reid and Vicky Glover, inset