Boxer Richard eyes Scottish title

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RICHARD BARCLAY is set for another crack at the Scottish Super Featherweight title following a convincing win on Friday.

The boxer was on top form to beat a more experienced Robin Deacon 60-54 at Glasgow’s Kelvin Hall in the six, two-minute round fight.

He gained the maximum 10 points for each round meaning he won every one of them.

The Milngavie fighter, who weighed in for the fight at 9st 10lb, said: “I was the clear winner and knocked him to the floor a couple of times. Some of these were a bit scrappy when I caught him off balance but I was in no doubt I had the upper hand.”

Barclay (23) is sponsored by The Legends Gym in Govan and trains at The Palace of Arts, Glasgow.

He added: “The first round or two I went at a steady pace but I still got the better of him. In the last two rounds I really stepped up the pace and finished strongly.

“I felt pretty comfortable all the way through and dominated the fight controlling it in the way I wanted it to.”

The former Douglas Academy pupil, who is currently working for his older brother as a landscape gardener, reckoned all the hard work in training really paid dividends.

Holiday

He now wants to have another jab at the Scottish Super Featherweight title In September.

The boxer, who is also a qualified personal trainer and has a diploma in health fitness and exercise, said he was going to have a well-earned holiday with the couple of hundred pounds he picked up from the fight and would then turn his attention to the title fight.

Manager Tommy Gilmour said: “He did really well and is very much improved. We are looking forward to seeing him fight for the Scottish title again later this year and this win will stand him in good stead.

“It was a great fight and really set the tone for the rest of the night.”