Seconds out for town fight night

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Fans of the noble art will flock to the Auld Baths next month for a night of top-class sport featuring the town’s young boxing prospects.

Hawick Boxing Club is set to put on a ten-bout show which will include fighters from the town and other East of Scotland clubs.

Speaking this week, Hawick club coach Gareth Walker said: “This will be an excellent night of boxing and I would urge folk to get along and to support the local fighters. They have all been training hard for this and are all looking forward to it.”

The six Hawick club fighters include heavyweights Tom Robson from Yetholm, Sean Allison and Sean Gentleman, and making their debuts for the Hawick club and switching codes from kick boxing is 16-year-old Jack Purvis and Earlston-based Shaun Stewart and they’ll be joined by youngsters and current Eastern District Champions Macauly Walker and Connor Sutherland.

Coach Gareth Walker is busy finalising the matches and is confident of another sell-out crowd and a night of competitive boxing.

He added: “The Hawick crowd love their boxing and have been really supportive in the past. It’s been hard getting the lads matched. I have been on the phone constantly over the past week and have opponents for Tom Robson who will face Mike Webb from Lochend in Edinburgh, Jack Purvis will take on Nathan Quinn from the Bronx Club in Tranent, Connor Sutherland will box East Lothian youngster Keiran Young and Macauly Walker will be up against Lewis Johnston from Clovenstone. I’ve still to match up Sean Gentleman, Sean Allison and Shaun Stewart, and former Hawick lad Zak Clarkson, who is now boxing for the Lochend club, will also box on the bill. I’m waiting for confirmation on their bouts but it will be an excellent night.”

Tickets are £12 with £4 concessions for youngsters under 16 . Anyone interested in sponsoring a bout should contact either Gareth Walker on 07834 739994 or Den Bell on 07746 617031.

n Young Macauly Walker boxed in Alnwick on Wednesday night and came away with a stunning victory over Ryan Ridley from Forrest Hall Amateur Boxing Club.

The show took place at Alnwick Garden Pavillion and according to Macauly’s coach and father, Gareth, his son put on a superb show stopping his opponent halfway through the third round.

The coach said: “This was a brilliant performance. Macauly won every minute of every round. This was one of his best ever fights and
his body punching was superb.”