Mark records good win at Alloa

Mark Fairweather.
Mark Fairweather.

Arbroath Amateur Boxing Club middleweight fighter Mark Fairweather was in action again at the weekend as he continued his winning ways with a stand-out performance.

He was once more top of the bill, this time at the Devonvale Hall, Alloa, where he faced the home club’s very experienced John Whyte. From the start Whyte tried to bully Fairweather who met the challenge face on with sharp combinations that rattled Whyte, keeping him on the back foot and taking the round easily.

The second saw more of the class and skill from Fairweather as he racked up the points, landing with fast hard shots that were taking their toll on Whyte. Towards the end of the round a crushing right cross really staggered Whyte and he was glad to hear the bell.

In the final session they stood toe-to-toe trading punches and once more Fairweather’s power and accuracy were dominant. One fast three-punch combination buckled Whyte’s legs and a stoppage looked on the cards. Whyte was brave and experienced enough to hold and spoil to the bell.

There could only be one result and Mark Fairweather, who is being sponsored this season by the Townhouse Hotel, was deservedly awarded an unanimous points decision, his third win in four weeks, continuing his emphatic return to competitive boxing at a high level and showing a run of form that is very exciting to watch.

Lewis Keith also made the trip to Alloa and he faced Robert Doig, the Bronx, in another great contest.Although giving away three kilos in weight , Keith took the fight to his opponent from the first bell landing stiff left jabs to the head.

He kept up the pressure with hard straight lefts and rights that had Doig retreating and covering up. In the second round Doig tried to force the pace but Keith was more than able, slipping punches, turning his man on the ropes and keeping Doig on his back foot as he continued to dominate the round.

Doig came out for the final round all guns blazing but Keith kept cool under pressure and his superior ring-craft avoided any problems. Fast left jabs and straight right crosses eroded Doig’s ambition. Lewis Keith was awarded a unanamous points victory for his first bout of the season. This was his fourth win in succession.

He is certainly developing into a force to be reckoned with as he matures.

Both these boxers will be appearing at the Arbroath boxing show in the Community Centre on November 29. Tickets are now available from Doug Ford or George Ramsay, at Coast or Sun Studio or any club member.