A BOXING event at Alloa Town Hall proved to be a knock-out as a near sell-out audience enjoyed top class sparring.

On Friday evening, the venue hosted professional licenced boxing in an event organised by St Andrew's Sporting Club, and promoted by Saltire Boxing Promotions.

Fans were treated to a high-calibre bill, headlined by undefeated duo, Charlie Doig and George Stewart, going head-to-head for the Scottish Super Featherweight title; Cumbernauld's Scottish featherweight champion, Andy Tham; and Stirling siblings Taylor and Sean Coyle, whose dad, Jamie, is a former British title challenger who fought on Sky Sports in the early 2000s.

Taylor was stepping up to his first six-round contest, whilst Sean, the younger of the two, was making his professional debut.

Sean marked the occasion with an impressive showing against experienced opponent, Naeem Ali, whilst Taylor won every round against Mykhailo Sovtus in a barnstormer of a fight, moving to a win record of 4-0-1.

Tham edged out Jayro Fernando Duran in a close encounter and, in the headline bout, Stewart became the first Scottish champion from Inverness against Dundee fighter Doig, with the contest stopped in the seventh round due to cuts above the latter's eyes.

A spokesperson for St Andrew's Sporting Club said: "It went amazing - it was pretty much a sell-out, and the atmosphere was electric.

"We aim to return to Alloa Town Hall with another event in February."