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British bout for boxer Dennis

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By Fiona Reid

A BOXER from Dumfries is flying high after being crowned the best in welterweight fighter in Scotland and just missing out on the British title too.

Dennis Broadhurst, 19, who trains with the Doonhamers Boxing Club, won the Scottish senior elite welterweight prize in March, automatically qualifying for the British title bout.
That took place in Sheffield last weekend and after a hard fought battle on the Saturday, he made it through to Sunday’s final against Cyris Pattinson.
Coach Anne Armstrong said: “The final was against Cyris who just three weeks before had beat the Commonwealth Gold Medallist Scott Fitzsgerald in the ABA Championships, so we knew it was going to be a tough fight.
“And it was another close contest with Dennis just missing out on gold to a great champion, but he was still proud and overjoyed with the silver medal.
“It’s not a bad result for his first senior season.”
She believes he has a bright future in boxing and said: “Not only is he on the Scottish International Senior Team, which is very difficult to achieve, but he has also got a meeting this week with the Institute of Sport in Glasgow and has been invited to the Great Britain training facility in Sheffield for a three day training assessment with the Team GB coaches.”
Dennis travels most weekends to training camps in Glasgow and as part of the Scottish Senior Elite Team is working towards the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.
Proud to be his coach, Anne said: “This is a special lad and he has an amazing future. With hard work and dedication he will make it to the top.
“We are living the dream, watch this space we will put Dumfries Boxing on the map.”


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