Published: 17/11/2017 10:00 - Updated: 15/11/2017 13:37

Ewan is a real top 10 hitter

Written byKenny MacDonald

Ewan Gliniecki, with his dad Michael (left) and Highland Boxing Academy's head coach Liam Foy.
Ewan Gliniecki, with his dad Michael (left) and Highland Boxing Academy's head coach Liam Foy.
TOP young fighter Ewan Gliniecki has racked up a history-making 10 wins on the trot – to eclipsed previous record holder Gary Cornish.

He may be a long way and many years behind the professional heavyweight, but the 11-year-old collected his 10th victories since joining Highland Boxing Academy last year.

And head coach Liam Foy heaped lavish credit on the diminutive boxer.

"It’s a fantastic achievement," he said, "and the previous record holder was Gary Cornish who won nine in a row before turning professional.

"He has worked very hard to reach this big milestone and Ewan is now the first boxer from Inverness BA to achieve this record.

"Ewan, who is from Alness, beat Romell Marks, who is the current Scottish Novice champion.

"He achieved the record at Greenock, so to do that against a boy on his home turf in a home show really is quite something.

"Ewan is too young to turn professional, but he’s a really hard worker and his dad Michael has been a great help bringing him to the club and also now volunteering around the academy and helping out.

"He deserves a lot of credit, as do all the coaches at HBA for their commitment and dedication to all the boxers here at the gym.

"It is an old cliche, but it really is all down to team work.

"Ewan’s father has been coaching him as well while helping out in the gym and of course dedicating his own time to bring his son to the gym.

"Michael is a great member of the team and this is a massive victory for Ewan.

"But his success is not down to myself or any individual. It is genuinely a team effort from the coaches to the boxers and parents."

He added: "It will actually be quite tough now to get Ewan matched up with opponents because of his success. But we will get on with it."

 

The Northern District team, from left: Cameron Mackay, Ashley Duncan, Darren McGregor, Lindsay Fulton and Michael George.
The Northern District team, from left: Cameron Mackay, Ashley Duncan, Darren McGregor, Lindsay Fulton and Michael George.
Next up for HBA is the Northern District Championships tonight and tomorrow where the finals are staged at the Garioch Centre in Inverurie.

 

The qualifiers take place this evening and Foy said: "There will be a great atmosphere on both nights because there’s usually a couple of hundred people at the events.

"We are taking five boxers – Cameron Mackay, Ashley Duncan, Darren McGregor, Lindsay Fulton and Michael George.

"And they have all put in a terrific amount of work in the gym in preparation for this.

"I am absolutely confident they will come back with something because we have some really good, talented boxers who are in good form just now. There is a really good standard a these championships and we’re all looking forward to the two nights."

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