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.

Thursday, 19th September 2019, 7:15 pm
Sean Gentleman working the pads with twice world champion bare knuckle boxer Luke Atkin

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.
Luke Atkin, left, with Gareth 'Gumpy' Walker, of Hawick.
Gareth 'Gumpy' Walker practises with Shaun Smith, right.
Grabbing some fresh air, from left, Luke Atkin, Shaun Smith, Joel Smith and Gareth Walker.
Shaun Smith carrying out some pad work with his nephew Joel.
Gavin Stafford, from Cumbria, left, took the chance to do some training with Shaun Smith.
Boxers from all over the country came to the open training day at Hawick Boxing Club.
Shaun Smith pictured warming up on the bags.