Local boxer Lewis Noon had a birthday present with a difference at the weekend when he fought for Scotland.
The 16-year-old, who comes from Berwick, but who fights out of the Chirnside Boxing Club, was selected for an international contest against England at the Rainton Meadows Arena near Sunderland.
Unfortunately Lewis didn’t get the win he wanted to, losing to English boxer Nick Ball in a good contest. Coach Michael Black said: “It was a good contest but the result didn’t go his way. However, this was another appearance in a Scottish vest and it won’t be the last.”
Two other Chirnside members were in action at the Eastern District Show in Pettycur Bay, Fife on Friday. Bailee Noon boxed against Harry Peacock from Renfrewshire ABC.
Bailee boxed well in a close contest, closing Peacock down and putting him on the back foot which he did well, but at times Bailee was caught by some good punches from Peacock. Black said: “With the cleaner landing punches coming from Peacock the judges gave the bout to him but Bailee should take confidence from the way he boxed.”
Mark Watson boxed against Ian Trotter from East Lothian ABC in what was, as expected, a really tough contest. The first round was fairly even, both boxers exchanging punches, but both kept it tight defensively.
Trotter upped the pace in the second round as he began to catch Mark with good clean shots which he continued in the third. The decision went to Trotter, making it one win each in their head to heads.
Chirnside would like to congratulate their friends at East Lothian ABC who also had boxers Euan Wilkie and Matty Cunningham box for Scotland at the weekend.
Despite losing their bouts, both lads boxed well and deserve credit for their performance.