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Paul Brannen and David Ellis celebrate their respective EBF Celtic title successes with Fighting Scots Gym head coach Frank Gilluley.
Paul Brannen and David Ellis celebrate their respective EBF Celtic title successes with Fighting Scots Gym head coach Frank Gilluley.
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The fifth Fight Club event provided another lively night of boxing in front of a packed crowd at the Alona Hotel in Strathlcyde Park.

Organised by Fighting Scots Gym in Mossend and Mayhem promotions, under the auspices of the European Boxing Federation (EBF), the card featured eight bouts with three titles up for grabs.

Paul Crichton and Graeme Walker kicked off proceedings, putting friendship to the side for six minutes.

Both fighters landed their jabs well and were looking to finish each other quick, before Crichton nicked in and ended it with a powerful shot.

Next up was home town fighter John McGladrigan who was ready to test himself after eight weeks of training against fellow debutant Chris Carter.

Carter couldn’t cope with the fast and powerful hands of McGladrigan who claimed a stoppage victory in the first round.

Stuart Maxwell claimed a second Fight Club victory over Danny Tinizaci, while Steve McMillan was making his third appearance on the EBF circuit and got the better of Joe Jacobs over three rounds.

Bellshill’s Ben McGivern got back to winning ways executing a fine game plan against the dangerous Wayne O’Neill.

It was a battle of South vs North Lanarkshire for the Scottish EBF title fight as Hamilton-based champion Garry McMillan defended against Coatbridge’s Blake Owen.

Blake showed signs of ring rust which prevented him getting more shots away, but McMillan remained composed throughout and picked his shots nicely to retain his title.

David Ellis vs Marty Brown for a EBF Celtic title was predicted to be a war that went the distance.

However Ellis from Coatbridge had other ideas, very quickly landing head and body shots before a fierce body shot ended the fight.

Following this success Ellis will be fighting in Malta next month.

Bellshill’s Paul Brannen already saw action in Malta earlier this year, and had to put his disappointment at failing to claim the EBF International title behind him.

The Boywonder, as Brannen is known, really went for it, but opponent William Smith just wouldn’t give up with the EBF Celtic title at stake.

A real back and forth contest was the icing on the cake of a great night of action, with Brannen getting the win.

The next Fight Club show takes place in May.