Four wins in three days for Chirnside ABC pair

Martin Wood, Ben Grant, Robbie White and Vaughan Duff
Martin Wood, Ben Grant, Robbie White and Vaughan Duff

Chirnside ABC has enjoyed a successful weekend, with two of the club’s young boxers in fine form across Scotland.

Eyemouth contenders Ben Grant and Robbie White appeared on both the Cardenden ABC show in Fife, and the Duries ABC show in Rutherglen, recording four wins between them in just three days.

First up was the Cardenden show on Friday. With head coach Martin Wood and club coach Stephen Williams in their corner, White defeated John Casey of Hillpark ABC, with Grant recording his second win in a week in a rematch against Connor McCallum of Leith Victoria ABC.

The boxers then travelled to Rutherglen on Sunday with Martin Wood and club coach Vaughan Duff. Both put in another impressive performance, with White - who narrowly missed out on Scotland selection last week following a ‘box off’ in Glasgow against Harry Peacock - defeating Chris Brown of Duries ABC.

Grant was also in excellent form to come out on top against Sohaib Mohammed of the home club.

Ethan Sinton and Lewis Noon were in action last weekend at the Renfrewshire ABC.

Sinton boxed against Keiran McIntyre (Renfrewshire ABC), losing out on a split decision despite a strong performance;while Noon was impressed in his bout against John Butcher (Keir Hardie ABC) to take the victory.

“It was a great contest and probably the best display of boxing from Lewis for some time,” commented club coach Michael Black.

Edward Varey was also in action last week at the Leith Vic show. Varey, making only his second appearance for the club after his debut win at the home show, boxed Campbell Imrie (Leith Vic). The Chirnside boxer gave a good account of himself against a hard hitting opponent but lost out by a unanimous points decision.

This weekend sees Holy Island youngster Thomas Douglas boxing on the Hawick ABC show on Friday night, with Ethan Sinton, Jack Grant and Ben Grant all matched at the Cambusnethan ABC show in Wishaw on Sunday.