A YOUNG Wee County boxer is making his mark on the sport after winning two major titles in just one month.

Dylan Smith triumphed at the Open Class Eastern District Title, and the Open Class Scottish Championship title in February.

As if that was not enough, the 15-year-old also earned a place in the Scotland squad after successfully completing several weeks of training with the eastern district team.

That means he will be heading down to Wales in May to represent Scotland at the British Youth and Junior Boxing Championships.

Speaking to the Advertiser about his recent results, Dylan said: "It feels brilliant to have won them, because it's all the hard work and dedication taking off.

"That's me been boxing for five or six years now, so I suppose it's all paying off."

The terms "hard work" and "dedication" barely begin to describe just how much effort Dylan puts into his sport for someone so young.

When asked to describe his training regime, he said: "I train about five or six days a week, obviously with a rest day.

"It's every morning before school I'm up at six o'clock doing sprints or a long run.

"I'll come home from school and eat something before going to training again.

"I could be sparring or through in Glasgow."

That level of commitment can sometimes be an issue for the sociable and easy-going young man, but Dylan claims the rewards make it all worthwhile.

He said: "Sometimes you're wanting to go out with friends or whatever, but you can't, and you can't do normal things.

"But it's worth it 100 percent because the buzz you get off it [winning] – it's amazing."

With that in mind, Dylan's current goal is to triumph at the upcoming British Championships.

Despite being in with a good chance of victory, the teen was incredibly humble when discussing his success and ambitions in the boxing world.

He was also keen to thank the Alloa Boxing Club (ABC) for guiding him as he has steadily climbed the ranks over the years.

John Whyte, from the ABC, said: "I have been coaching Dylan since he was nine, and he has just turned 15.

"He is a proper talent, and actually probably the best talent I have ever seen, and I have been involved in boxing for 25 years.

"Since he started, he has won everything there is to win in Scotland, and even in training I can see the adults starting to look up to him.

"The whole world's his oyster if he keeps working hard and training the way he is going."