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Lochaber Phoenix Boxing Club are gearing up for an incredibly busy spell over the coming months as February heralds the beginning of the championship part of the season with all the major titles up for grabs over the course of the next few months.
The club has been very busy since the start of the year and on top of that three of the younger boxers, Cameron Whyte, Robert MacDonald and Shaun Wallace travelled to Aberdeen last Sunday to take part in a sparring session with Kincorth boxing club.
Sparring with multiple partners over the course of ninety minutes the boys will have benefited greatly with advances on stamina, sharpness and technique.
This weekend a team of six boxers make the trip to Sheffield for a weekend’s training as the quest to improve gathers pace.
The first championship of the season begins at the end of this month where senior welterweight Lee Bruce will represent the Fort William club. Lee won the Scottish Novice title as a youth last season so this championships is a natural progression in his first season as a senior boxer.
The North of Scotland schoolboy and Scottish Open schoolboy fall hot on the heels in the following few weeks so things are really stepping up in the training gym at the moment with Josh Dieguno, Max Derbenovs, Ross MacConnell, Cameron Whyte and Robert MacDonald all eager to enter the fray.
The second half of last season heralded the most successful spell ever for the Lochaber club and the club hope to use this as a springboard for further success this year.