Footballer Andy is still boxing clever

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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.”