Tay­lor is a ring star

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sport -

2018 was a su­perb year for a promis­ing Cam­bus­lang boxer.

By Novem­ber tal­ented Tay­lor McMa­hon, aged 10, had won THREE ti­tles.

He had just lifted the 34kg school­boy ti­tle at the Scot­tish Novice Cham­pi­onships in Raven­scraig Re­gional Sports Fa­cil­ity, which was added to the West­ern Dis­trict 31kg belt won back in Fe­bru­ary, along with the Scot­tish Schools 31kg Open Cham­pi­onships.

The bril­liant brawler, a pupil at St Charles’Pri­mary, cred­ited his coaches at O’Neil’s ABC in West­burn for his suc­cess.

Head coach Andy Clay­ton of­fered high praise for Tay­lor, say­ing:“Tay­lor has al­ready achieved more in his short life than most of us will hope to in our own life­times.”

Tay­lor also wrote his name in the his­tory books by be­com­ing O’Neil’s youngest cham­pion when he won the West­ern Dis­trict 31kg ti­tle.

With an out­stand­ing record of 10 wins in 12, the young­ster raved about the team at O’Neils.

He said:“I have great coaches. They sup­port me a lot and have helped me to be­lieve in my­self.

“I love be­ing in the ring and go in be­liev­ing I’ll win ev­ery fight”.

Mum Danielle said:“He ab­so­lutely loves his box­ing. He grew up watch­ing it with his dad and was des­per­ate to join a club.

“He has been at the club for 18 months now and feels so at home there. The club has a great at­mos­phere. It’s more like a fam­ily and he thrives on it.

“We are so grate­ful to the coaches.”

Tay­lor McMa­hon

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