Hawick boxer Macauly makes it three from three in Paisley

Macauly Walker (left) and Connor Sutherland get some last minute tips from coach Gareth Walker
Macauly Walker (left) and Connor Sutherland get some last minute tips from coach Gareth Walker
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HAWICK boxer Macauly Walker recorded the first stoppage win of his career last Friday night in Paisley.

The 12-year-old fighter maintained his 100 per cent unbeaten record when he stopped Lewis Wood from Paisley’s Linwood Boxing Club.

Wood, who is trained by former pro fighter John McIntyre, started well with some crisp jabs and counterpunching, but Walker stuck to the game plan with some slick boxing.

Following a barrage of hooks to the body and head in the second, Walker then forced Wood to take a standing count halfway through the round. At the beginning of round three it was more of the same and the referee called a halt at the 40-second mark.

Walker’s coach and father Gareth told The Southern: “This was a good win for Macauly, especially with the Scottish championships just a fortnight away. I might try to squeeze in another bout before then, but I don’t want to risk injuries at this stage.

“Macauly has now won three out of three and you can’t ask more then that. It was a good performance against a capable young fighter.”

Connor Sutherland, 11, also travelled to Paisley and boxed an exhibition with Linwood’s Martin McPherson.

And according to coach Walker, young Sutherland was simply far too good for his opponent.

“Connor boxed brilliantly,” he added.

“He was far too good and had McPherson’s measure in every department. I was surprised at how well Connor handled this lad. This was a very good performance.”

Both youngsters are entered in the Scottish Junior Championships in Glasgow on March 22.