Kyle shows he packs a punch

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FORGEWOOD Boxing Club’s Kyle Boyle is pictured (right) with his brother Ryan after a convincing win over his Irish counterpart Peter Kennan.

The 13-year-old Netherton lad, who boxes at 60kg, was part of the Scottish select team who drew 8-8 against Ireland at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility in the first amateur home international of the season.

Ryan is also a member of the boxing club.

Meanwhile, Keir Hardie ABC boxer Aqeel Ahmed won the recent Senior Western District Championships defeating Forgewood’s Adam McKenzie in a closely contested final in the Marriot Hotel, Glasgow.

Aqeel (19), of Motherwell, held off a late charge from McKenzie to win 7-4 on points in an absorbing contest between the local boys in the 49kg light-flyweight division.

Clubmate Lewis Hay was on international duty boxing for Scotland against a Manchester/Liverpool select, beating experienced opponent Ben Beswick comfortably 15-3 on points.

14-year-old Lewis who lives in Cleland is part of Scotland’s Development squad which travels to Middlesbrough on Sunday to face a North East select.