Charlotte ready for first competitive bout

Charlotte Tasker at Arbroath Boxing Club on Thutsday evening.

Charlotte Tasker at Arbroath Boxing Club on Thutsday evening.

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A FEMALE member of Arbroath Boxing Club is set to take part in her first competitive bout.

Charlotte Tasker (16) is one of the fighters on the bill at the club’s next show which takes place on Friday, April 26, in the Royal British Legion Arbroath.

Charlotte will join other members from the club at the show which will also be attended by Olympic gold winning medalist Dick McTaggart.

Tickets to the event are still available as well as sponsorship of the top table.

Anybody interested in either can contact Doug Ford on 879383.

Meanwhile the club is reporting a healthy state of affairs with several youngsters coming up through the ranks.

This includes Max Butterworth, who got his career underway in Perth on Saturday with a unanimous judges win.

The bout was arranged in association with Wellmeadow ABC to help raise funds for the Scottish Autism Charity with all profits from the show donated for use in their Tayside Centre.

Max’s fight was arranged at short notice against more experienced boxer Steven Campbell.

Campbell came out confidently in round one only to be met by a fired up Butterworth who soon had his opponent on the back foot with hard punches to the head and body.

It was all Butterworth for the rest of the round as he kept up a relentless attack for the full two minutes.

The Perth man came out for round two aggressively and landed a decent right hook which Max absorbed before dipping under the follow up to land his own harder punches.

The Perth boxer was making the bout competitive but was beginning to wilt under the pressure towards the end of the round.

Round three saw Max digging deep and displaying a high level of fitness to keep on top of his opponent in the final round. Campbell was bravely trying to fight back but

Butterworth was hurting him with hard hooks to the body and straight rights to the head.

The audience showed their appreciation for what had been a high tempo bruising contest. The judges’ decision was never in doubt and Max had his career under way with a very impressive unanimous points win.