Young Kilsyth boxers pick up medals

KILSYTH boxers showed off their recent medal wins last week.

The youngsters from the Kilsyth Golden Gloves Boxing Club competed in the West of Scotland Youth Championships at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility on Saturday, February 16.

The News and Chronicle previously reported that Lewis Johnston (12) won gold at the event after beating his opponent from Coatbridge’s Barn Boxing Club in the 52 kilos weight category.

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A silver medal was awarded to 15-year-old Mark Shillinglaw in a fight which was dubbed the best of the day.

Mark, who weighs 38 kilos, narrowly lost out on the top medal on points to a boxer who is three kilos heavier than him.

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