Purvis set for December rematch

Jack Purvis of Hawick Amateur Boxing Club.
Jack Purvis of Hawick Amateur Boxing Club.

Hawick welterweight Jack Purvis will take on Glasgow’s Reece Porter in a rematch in Edinburgh on December 6.

The 17-year-old suffered his first defeat at the hands of the Rob Roy club boxer at Bishopbriggs four weeks ago. Purvis, who was giving weight away to Porter, had to pick himself up from the canvas in round three of what was a cracking bout.

The defeat came a fortnight after the Teri had lifted his second Scottish boxing title at Ravenscraig and speaking this week, coach Colin Purvis said: “Jack was keen to take this rematch on as soon as possible so fellow coach Gareth Walker made the match for the Leith Victoria Christmas show.

“This is one of the best shows in the boxing year and it will no doubt be another top class affair. He’s looking forward to it.”

The Hawick club are also negotiating to secure Macauly Walker a spot on the Leith Vic bill. Walker has been nursing a hand injury, sustained during a school rugby match, for the past fortnight but will resume full training this week.