Boxers strike gold at nationals

Newarthill Boxing Club fighters Martin Crossan (left) and Dylan Arbuckle after winning gold medals in their respective Scottish Championships.
Newarthill Boxing Club fighters Martin Crossan (left) and Dylan Arbuckle after winning gold medals in their respective Scottish Championships.

Newarthill ABC fighters Martin Crossan and Dylan Arbuckle proved they have the golden touch by landing titles in recent Scottish championships.

Martin Crossan (13), a Taylor High pupil, won gold in the 46kg category at the Scottish schoolboy open championships at Ravenscraig.

And 16-year-old Dylan (right), a Brannock High pupil, picked up his fifth consecutive Scottish title in the light flyweight category at the recent Scottish Youth Open Championship.

Both boys now look forward to representing Scotland against their English and Welsh counterparts in the upcoming British three-nation championships and will also be in action, with the rest of their Newarthill teammates, in the annual home show at The Club in Newarthill on April 24.