Scotland's boxers triumph over Northern Irish to end Home International Series

January 25, 2011

Sunday 23 January 2011

In the week that saw 2010 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Stephen Simmons turn pro, Amateur Boxing Scotland was already planning for success in Glasgow in three and a half year’s time.

Scotland’s youth and junior boxers ended the Home International Series with a win at Meadowbank over a strong Northern Ireland selection.

David Burrel, Andrew Tham, Aidan McGlynn, Reece McFadden, Sam Ball, Scott Brown and Mark McKeown won their bouts to forge a 7-6 Scotland lead.

In the final bout, Commonwealth Games silver medallist Josh Taylor beat seven-time Irish champion James Fryers to seal the victory 8-6.

Earlier in the series, Scotland beat Sweden and Wales but lost to England.

Having won gold, silver and bronze for Team Scotland at the Delhi Commonwealth Games, Amateur Boxing Scotland organised the Series to try to develop young boxers who could represent the country at the Glasgow 2014 Games.


Boxers born in 1996

36kg David Burrel (Sco) bt Darryl Moran (NI)

39kg Padraig Mackle (NI) bt Donald Stewart (Sco)

42kg Jason McKay (NI) bt Jack Brunton (Sco)

48kg Darran Pollock(NI) bt Aidan Gough (Sco)

50kg Andrew Tham (Sco) bt Neil McClurkin (NI)

50kg Aidan McGlynn (Sco) bt Chris Durning (NI)

Boxers born in 1995

46kg Reece McFadden (Sco) bt Kurt Walker (NI)

54kg Sam Ball (Sco) bt Sean Higginson (NI)

54kg Scott Brown (Sco) bt Gerard Callaghan (NI)

Boxers born in 1994

57kg Mark McKeown (Sco) bt Stephen Mulholland (NI)

57kg Robert Preece (NI) bt Robbie McKechnie (Sco)

Boxers born in 1993

57kg Enda Kennedy (NI) bt Kevin Skey (Sco)


75kg Alferdo Meli (NI) bt Lewis Akinlami (Sco)

Elite 60kg Josh Taylor (Sco) bt James Fryers (NI)


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