Gentleman set to climb through ropes for intermediate title tilt

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Hawick boxer Sean Gentleman travels to Motherwell tomorrow (Saturday) to fight in the Scottish Intermediate Championships.

Eighteen-year-old Gentleman is set to box in the 69kg weight category at Ravenscraig Sports Facility and although his record shows more losses than wins, coach Stuart Bell is expecting a solid performance.

Speaking this week, Bell told the Hawick News: “Sean is a very good boxer. He has worked extremely hard since the start of the season and his weight has dropped from 85kgs to 69kgs so it is plain to see that he has put the effort in.

“Sean has had 14 fights, he’s won 6 and lost 8, but he is a far better boxer than his record suggests. He is a good lad and if he sticks to the game plan and boxes behind his jab and doesn’t get involved I think he will do really well.”

The intermediate championships are held over two days (Saturday and Sunday) and Bell is convinced he’ll be making a second journey to Motherwell with Gentleman on Sunday.

He added: “I am expecting to be travelling to Motherwell on both Saturday and Sunday. I am confident Sean will box well and I am hopeful that on Sunday night we’ll have another Scottish Champion.”

Commenting on the Hawick club’s recent Eastern District success, Bell added: “Since Connor Sutherland and Macauly Walker won their titles it’s had a real knock-on effect at the gym. We’ve has an influx of youngsters through the door and that is great for the future of the club.”