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Successful home show for Highland Boxing Academy


By Andrew Henderson


Liam Foy has hailed the success of Highland Boxing Academy’s home show last weekend.

A total of 10 HBA fighters competed at the British Legion to great success in and out of the ring.

Ewan Gliniecki (red) defeated Cameron Sleith by unaninous decision at Highland Boxing Academy's home show in May 2019. Pictures: David Rothnie
Ewan Gliniecki (red) defeated Cameron Sleith by unaninous decision at Highland Boxing Academy's home show in May 2019. Pictures: David Rothnie

Foy, the club’s head coach, says the night could not have gone better.

“It was a great venue, we had a sell-out crowd and it had a great atmosphere,” he explained.

“None of our boxers disappointed, and the show had a little bit of everything, which was obviously great for the supporters that came to watch the boxers.

“It was a highly entertaining show, and it showcased some of our top boxers and some of the up and coming ones as well. It was a great outing for the club as a whole.

“Special thanks to everyone who came to support and also our sponsors.

“Without the sponsors getting behind a show and our club like that, these nights and these boxers wouldn’t be able to compete at that level or any level.

“Our volunteers and our working committee too, it’s not just me.

“I’m at the forefront of it all, but it’s a massive team effort and a massive success not just for the boxers at the club but those working behind the scenes on our committee too.”

Ruari Urquhart got the night off to a positive start for HBA, beating his taller and older opponent James Cook by unanimous decision.

Ruari Urquhart (red) opened Highland Boxing Academy's home show in style, beating James Cook by unanimous decision. Picture: David Rothnie
Ruari Urquhart (red) opened Highland Boxing Academy's home show in style, beating James Cook by unanimous decision. Picture: David Rothnie

Aaron Wallace and Nichola Lewis both had three-round exhibition bouts, while Ewan Gliniecki notched another unanimous decision win for the host club on the way to being named home boxer of the night.

Joanna Worblewska impressed on debut, winning the fight of the night by stoppage in the first round.

Then two HBA boxers faced each other in the form of Levi Coyne and Chris Stewart, with Coyne just edging the split decision.

Lewis Urquhart and Ben Bartlett, facing a far more experienced boxer, lost by split decision and first round stoppage respectively, before Lonsdale belt winner John Duncan main-evented the show.

Duncan’s fight was stopped early after an accidental clash of heads, but he still won on a split decision.



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