Just champion for Hawick club boxer Max

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Hawick Boxing Club has a new eastern district champion after 13-year-old Max Rogerson landed the title at Edinburgh’s Danderhall Community Centre on Saturday afternoon.

Rogerson, who travels from his Galashiels home thrice a week to train at the club’s Thinkfitness gym, won a unanimous decision against Glenrothes youngster Gregor Agnew over three rounds.

Gala Academy pupil Rogerson not only lifted the title, but secured his first win in three bouts with his 42kg weight category success.

Rogerson set a blistering pace in the first round and scored repeatedly with solid double jabs and left hooks. At one stage halfway through the first round he looked set to stop Agnew but the Fife fighter dug deep and lasted the round.

It was a similar story in the second with Rogerson working well behind his jab and scoring with some decent right hands, and in the final round the Hawick club youngster kept his composure, boxed well and won the bout on all three judges’ scorecards.

Speaking to the Hawick News this week, coach Gareth Walker said: “I am delighted for Max. This was his third bout and his first win and what a place to do it in. He is the second champion we have produced this season and for a small club that’s fantastic. He boxed very well and fully deserved his first win and the title.”

Younger brother Lex Rogerson lost his semi-final to Sean Coyle from Stirling’s 1314 Club by split decision.

Meanwhile fellow Teri Connor Sutherland failed to get a bout after his oppontent, Ciaran Young, who Sutherland has beaten on two other outings, moved up a weight to avoid the clash.