A YOUNGSTER representing Alloa Boxing Club recently took the Scottish title at a national championship this month.

Three fighters from the club entered into the Scottish School Boy and Girls Scottish Championships on Monday, October 18 at the Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility.

It marked the first time anyone from the club had competed in more than 18 months due to the pandemic and the three fighters didn’t disappoint.

First up was 12-year-old William Boyle who was against Cayden Izatt from Beath Boxing Club.

William started round one on the front foot, landing heavy blows to the head and body of his game opponent.

Round two saw William up the pace as he landed two and three-punch combinations, hurting Cayden several times.

In the third round William utilised the pressure again, landing a heavy hook and forcing the referee to give his opponent a standing eight count with only the bell saving him.

After three good rounds of boxing, William was announced as the new Scottish champion.

Next to fight was 13-year-old Cailean Miller who was up against Aaron Sarwar from Northwest Glasgow.

The teenager put up a good fight against a strong opponent but ultimately lost out on a close points decision.

Last to fight was two-time Scottish champion Lennon Murray; however, his opponent withdrew from the fight.

It marks further disappointment for the 14-year-old who was set to box for Scotland last year at the British championships in Barnsley before the pandemic ruined that opportunity.

The youngster has been working extremely hard in the gym and the club are confident he will be back competing soon.