Boxing medal for top of the bill Farquar

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Lochaber Phoenix boxer Farquhar MacRae was not only top of the bill at last week’s Highland Boxing Academy Home Show in Inverness he also brought home the winner’s trophy against local opponent Frazer MacDonald.

In the first of three, two minute rounds Farquhar started at a very fast pace,  boxing behind his jab then starting to throw a series of combinations for a really good round.

He started round two where he left off but really started to relax and settle in to the action throwing constant combinations and dominating the rest of the round.

In the third and final round Farquhar started on jab and throwing combinations, delivering punches from all angles and keeping his opponent on the defensive throughout resulting in a unanimous decision on his win from the judges.

Coaches, Vince Lopez and Aidan Donnelly were delighted at the result which was well deserved and reflected the regular hard training in the gym and his willingness to accept advice and direction.

The Club’s next outing will be in February to the Scottish Novice Championships in Ravenscraig  Sports Centre in Greenock. This will be held over two weekends featuring a number of Lochaber boxers in a range of contests at different ages and weights including Siobhan Duncan who will be representing the club for the second time in the national female competitions.

Each trip is funded by the Club at a cost of several hundred pounds per time and any sponsors would be welcome to help give members the best possible opportunity to take part and support their continuing development which has already gained Lochaber Phoenix Boxing Club a much admired reputation throughout the sport.

Photograph (NO_F51_Farquhar MacRae_LochaberPhoenixBoxingClub): Farquhar MacRae with his Highland Home Show trophy.