Blue Toon youths pull no punches in competition

From left: Brandon Innes, Kyle Gothard and Daniel Mehigan
From left: Brandon Innes, Kyle Gothard and Daniel Mehigan

In a further success for The Blue Toon’s boxing club, they took some promising youngsters to Aberdeen to take part in a competition.

On Saturday, February 14, Peterhead Boxing Club travelled to Aberdeen with three young hopefuls in the annual Northern District Junior Championship.

Young Kyle Gothard, age 10 and weighing 28kg, boxed in his first competitive bout at the tournament.

After a great display of boxing skills and composure, he won all three rounds unanimously, earning a well deserved gold medal.

He showed great potential and is one to look out for.

Next up was Daniel Mehigan, 64kg, who was born in 1999.

Daniel’s opponent was from Arbroath Boxing Club and had a height and reach advantage.

The fight started fast, with both lads throwing a lot of leather, but it was Daniel who was landing the cleaner shots and seemingly hurting his opponent with every shot he threw.

It was a gutsy display by the young man from Arbroath but there was never any doubt who the winner would be, with Daniel picking up the gold medal in the Novice 64kg Youth Class.

Finally, Brandon Innes - born in 1990 and weighing 60kg - had no entries in his category, so opted to move up to the 64kg class.

Brandon gave away height, reach, weight and experience to his opponent from Lochaber, but this did not dishearten Brandon, who started well.

The first round was close, Brandon edging things with more solid shots. The man from Lochaber started using his reach in the second as well as good footwork to keep Brandon away from him.

All was on the last round. Unfortunately for Brandon, the weight and experience disadvantage started to take its toll. A spirited display won Brandon the silver.