Hawick Boxing Club’s Lex Rogerson landed his first win at Carlisle’s Crown and Mitre Hotel on Friday night.
One of a trio of boxing brothers from Galashiels, 11-year-old Lex got the unanimous decision from the judges after 3 x 1 minute rounds and takes his record to one win and 2 losses.
The 32kg southpaw won every round and gave a brilliant display or forward going two-fisted boxing.
Commenting on Rogerson’s first win, coach Gareth Walker said: “Lex boxed out of his skin. He was fantastic. He never gave his opponent second and won every round.”
Brother Max Rogerson, 13, took on Joe Kelly of the Carlisle club in a 42kg contest and lost a unanimous verdict.
Walker added: “This young lad is a tough as nails. He is a fantastic counter puncher and was up against an excellent lad from Carlisle in Joe Kelly. Max will get his first win soon. I’m really pleased at the progress being made by the Rogerson lads, they’ll do well.”
Yetholm farmer Tom Robson was scheduled to fight on the Carlisle bill but his opponent pulled out with a hand injury the day before and Macauly Walker’s opponent was too heavy at over 51kgs.
The club’s Scottish novice champion Jack Purvis won’t travel to the north east this weekend after injuring his hand at work.
Coach and father Colin Purvis added: “We had the hand X-rayed and luckily it’s not broken but at the minute Jack can’t make a fist so we’ve pulled him out of the Birtley bout. Youngsters heal quickly and he’ll be back in action in the next few weeks.”
Macauly Walker is the club’s only representative in the north east on Saturday when he boxes Sakib Mohammad in a 48kg contest. Heavyweight Tom Robson fights for the Eastern District title in Edinburgh on Sunday afternoon.