Positive Walker junior looking to pack a punch 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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YOUNG Hawick boxer Macauly Walker makes the journey to Paisley tomorrow (Friday) to take part in his first bout since winning the Eastern District title.

He boxes at a show run by former pro fighter John McIntyre at Linwood – and his coach and father Gareth is confident he’ll do well.

Speaking to The Southern this week, coach Walker said: “Macauly no longer suffers from negative nerves.

“He’s confident and has been training hard. He is really looking forward to it and this will give him more experience before next month’s Scottish Championships.”

Meanwhile, 15-year-old Zack Clarkson, who picked up a silver medal at the Eastern Districts, has left the Hawick club and is making weekly trips to Edinburgh to train with Lochend.

“Zack’s father is hoping to further his career by training in Edinburgh and I’m sad to see him go,” commented Walker.

“Zack is a good young lad and the door is always open here for him. We wish him well for the future.”

Two familiar Hawick boxers have returned to the O’Connell Street gym. Heavyweights Sean Allison and John Scott are both training and are looking at ring returns in the next few months.

The Hawick club also hosted sparring this week when they were visited by boxers from Tranent’s Bronx Club.

Walker added: “This provides the youngsters with good experience and stands them in good stead for the future.”

Anyone wishing to train at the Hawick club should contact Gareth Walker on 07834 739994.