Hawick Royal Albert footballer Andy Noble has emergeed king of the ring again following his second bout as an amateur boxer, writes John Slorance.
The midfield dynamo appeared at a recent mixed martial arts/boxing extravaganza before a full house at the Dalkeith Miners Club.
And what a dynamic show he gave in stopping his northeast of England opponent after one minute 57 seconds of the first round.
Boxing as a featherweight, Andy, who won his first bout in Edinburgh last month, said: “I live in Bonnyrigg, but Dalkeith is next door so I was the home town boy and the crowd got right behind me which was great.
“The guy I fought came from South Shields, and I didn’t know anything about him, as he was a replacement for the Newcastle boy I was scheduled to fight
“Everything just went right for me, as I put my opponent down thrice, and the referee stopped the fight.”