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Nairn boxer continues on comeback trail with impressive win


By Andrew Henderson


There could be big things in store for Highland Boxing Academy’s Lewis Urquhart this year if he can stay fit.

Highland Boxing Academy's Lewis Urquhart (Nairn) started 2020 with a bang as he beat County Champion Lewis Taylor on the Border City home show in Carlisle. Picture: David Rothnie
Highland Boxing Academy's Lewis Urquhart (Nairn) started 2020 with a bang as he beat County Champion Lewis Taylor on the Border City home show in Carlisle. Picture: David Rothnie

That is the view of his head coach Liam Foy, who has watched his athlete overcome injury to return to the ring in dominant fashion.

The Nairn teenager spent a large part of 2019 unable to train properly due to an issue with his shoulder.

But he returned to action last December at HBA’s home show, where he was awarded fight of the night for his victory over Fraser Knowles.

The 16-year-old stepped into the ring again, taking things up a notch to face Border City’s county champion Lewis Taylor in Carlisle. Over the course of the three rounds Urquhart showed no signs of the injury that plagued him last year, and won comfortably by unanimous decision.

He said:“Lewis has done remarkably well over the years. He was out with really bad sharp pains in his shoulder, he had to go to the doctor.

“He still came into the gym, but he was really limited to what he was doing.

“He was training with one arm, he couldn’t spar or compete, but he was still ticking over.

“It was really torturous for him because he just wanted to continue boxing.

“He had a bout at the home show, and then this was a bit of a step up in opponent for him and he dealt with it with no issues whatsoever.”

A former Monkstown Box Cup and Scottish Open champion, if Urquhart can get back to top form then Foy feels there could be more titles to add to his record soon enough.

“We’re looking forward to the year ahead with him and what he can do,” Foy added.

“He has won the Scottish Open before.

“But he missed it last year with his shoulder, so he’s really keen to go back there and regain that title.

“He’s looking at going to the Lonsdale Box Cup as well.”



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