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Highland Boxing Academy fighter prepares for biggest tournament of his career

By Will Clark

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Robert Stewart
Robert Stewart

ROBERT Stewart is preparing himself for the biggest competition of his career when he competes for the Scottish Golden Gloves Championship.

The Highland Boxing Academy teenager will get in the ring this weekend as he takes on the top fighters in his category from across the country.

Stewart (15) will be fighting in 2008+ junior 52kg category and will look to progress in the tournament which takes place over the next two weekends.

Stewart, who joined Highland Boxing Academy last summer is proving to be a promising prospect in Scottish boxing.

He won a gold medal at the National Development Championships earlier this year.

HBA head coach Liam Foy says Stewart is a fighter who is showing a lot of promise.

He says the teenager is looking forward to taking on another tough challenge in his career.

Foy said: “Robert is in a really good place right now.

“He has had six fights for the club since the beginning of the season and has won five of them.

“At the Development Championships he was excellent and won his gold medal.

“He is in a great place, but we need him to be at his best down there.

“He will look to compete over four days and we need four days of perfect boxing from him.”

Stewart recorded an impressive victory in an exhibition two weeks ago when he defeated Beath boxer and multi title holder Robbie Nealson 3-2 in a split decision.

Foy says Stewart is in great form going into the competition and will have high hopes at the Scottish Golden Gloves Championships.

“His preparation has been flawless and got a great win against Robbie Nealson in what was his home show.

“He is looking to building on his great form this season and prove himself over the next couple of weekends.”

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