Sean Gentleman working the pads with twice world champion bare knuckle boxer Luke Atkin

IN PICTURES: Hawick bare-knuckle boxing training

Hawick hosted an open training session – the first of its kind in Scotland – for enthusiasts of bare-knuckle boxing.

Members of the public were invited along to Hawick Boxing Club to train and find out more about the Europe and the USA’s fastest growing combat sport. Also present was Hawick plasterer and ex-rugby player Gareth ‘Gumpy’ Walker, the UBKB British Heavyweight Bare Knuckle Boxing champion – who’ll be defending his title in Manchester on November 2.

Gareth 'Gumpy' Walker engaging in some pad work with Luke Atkin, twice former world bare-knuckle boxing champion.
Gareth 'Gumpy' Walker engaging in some pad work with Luke Atkin, twice former world bare-knuckle boxing champion.
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Luke Atkin, left, with Gareth 'Gumpy' Walker, of Hawick.
Luke Atkin, left, with Gareth 'Gumpy' Walker, of Hawick.
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Gareth 'Gumpy' Walker practises with Shaun Smith, right.
Gareth 'Gumpy' Walker practises with Shaun Smith, right.
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Grabbing some fresh air, from left, Luke Atkin, Shaun Smith, Joel Smith and Gareth Walker.
Grabbing some fresh air, from left, Luke Atkin, Shaun Smith, Joel Smith and Gareth Walker.
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