Feb 15 2012 by Donald Morton, Stirling Observer Wednesday
Winning day for 1314 boxers
FALLIN Miners Welfare Club played host to a successful 1314 ABC promotion.
Opening the day’s boxing was Taylor Coyle, who was edged out by the Granite City’s Matty O’Neil. This was followed by Scottish 42kg novice champion Jack McDonald, who lost against Stephen McKenna from the Keir Hardie ABC.
A disappointing start continued when bantamweight Kevin McGregor was another points loser to Craig Booth from Renton ABC.
A win finally appeared when 44kg Scottish novice champion Jamie McDonald tasted success against Callum Andrews from Forgewood ABC.
Middleweight contender Kerr Edmiston had an excellent victory over Alloa ABC’s Connor Sharp, who is a close friend outside the ring.
The club were proud to have their first lady boxer in the ring in the form of Robyn Swan. Robyn was matched against Broxburn ABC’s Gilda De Sousa and took a unanimous points decision.
The good news for the club was tempered when middleweight Warren Miller was edged out by Dunfermline’s Ryan Bignell. Warren was giving away height, weight and experience.
Monty Ogilvie defeated the big-punching Kevin Perring from Maddiston ABC.
Light-welterweight Scottish internationalist James Thomson tackled Alex Bailey from Granite City ABC, winning in a bout full of classy boxing.
Topping the bill was welterweight George Thomson, who was boxing Holyrood ABC’s Chris Givens. George left nothing to chance and was fantastic in steamrolling the capital city boxer, who was glad to hear the final bell after taking a mauling over three hard rounds.
The club thanked everyone who helped to make the show a success, including FES Ltd, Tom Cox and club secretary Marion Docherty for her efforts in organising the event.
The club will be in Liverpool this weekend and will box in Kirkby as part of a Liverpool v 1314 ABC show. Representing the club are Jamie and Jack McDonald, Kerr Edmiston, Warren Miller, Ben Holwell, Monty Ogilvie, Robyn Swan and Scottish internationalists George Thomson and James Thomson.