Reece takes title in Aberdeen bout

ARBROATH Boxing Club can boast another champion.

On Saturday at the ABS Ltd., North District Youth and Schoolboy Championships held in the Cummings Park Community Centre, Aberdeen, Reece Johnston was victorious in the 1997 60kg class.

In a straight final he faced Luca Micheletti, Inverness ABC.

From the first bell Johnston stamped his authority on the contest. His greater power and speed of punch kept Micheletti on the backfoot.

Round two continued in the same vein until a timely intervention by the referee stopped the contest to save an outgunned Micheletti from being badly hurt.

Reece Johnston had done more than enough to convince the official that he was a worthy winner and was duly awarded the victory and the title.

Two other boxers, Lewis Keith and Deon Johnston, had also travelled to take part in the championships but due to the very strict conditions regarding age and weight were unable to be matched with suitable opposition.

All these young boxers will be featured on the programme of the Arbroath club’s boxing dinner to be held in the Royal British Legion Scotland clubrooms on Friday, April 27, along with one or two more new faces.