It was a mixed bag on Friday night at the Zetland show, for the East Lothian Amateur Boxing Club members at the Zetland ABC show.
The county club had five boxers fighting on the 11 bout card at Airth Castle Hotel. Two of the bouts were championship bouts with the club represented at two weights.
First up was Alan Cockburn against Steven Buchanan (Hill Park). Steven is still in contention for a gold medal at this year’s Scottish Intermedaite Championships due to an unfinished programme.
Cockburn always gets involved in a war and this bout was to be no different. Buchanan was the winner.
Tom Birrell (Youth) was next up against a senior boxer, Iain Buchanan (Barn ABC), a beaten semi-finalist in this year’s Inters. Birrell gave a brave and skilful performance and showed some good defensive skills. On this occassion the very strong Barn boxer got the win by a split decision.
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