Congratulations to all the winners at the Boxing Scotland Elite Finals and commiserations to the runners-up on what was a superb night of boxing. The championships will be back in 2018 and in the meantime there’s plenty more boxing action to look forward to in 2017, including Ricky Burns vs Ricky Burns. The WBA super-lightweight champion takes on IBF world champion Julius Indongo in a mouth-watering unification match-up at the SSE Hydro in on April 15th, tickets available. For all the latest spectator news subscribe now to our free weekly newsletter!
Scotland’s finest amateur boxers go toe-to-toe at the Ravenscraig Sports Facility this evening in the 2017 Boxing Scotland Elite Finals. The first of fifteen bouts is scheduled for 8pm and tickets are available.
The biggest night in the Boxing Scotland calendar is a showcase for the current crop of talent who look destined for great things both at national and international level. The event is also part of the 2018 Commonwealth Games selection process and hence not only will the boxers be aiming to win a 2017 national title, they will also be wanting to lay down a ‘Going for the Gold Coast’ marker as the battle for places on the squad that will ultimately head to Australia hots up.
Reece McFadden (flyweight) is the most experienced boxer in action, having represented Scotland at Glasgow 2014 where McFadden won a bronze medal before going on to further international honours taking home a gold medal at the Tammer Tournament in 2016. McFadden’s bout against against Matty McHale, an up-and-coming talent who has appeared in the GB Championships – is one of 10 men’s finals. And this year there are 5 women’s finals to enjoy at light-flyweight, lightweight, welterweight, bantamweight and featherweight. Among the women in action is Farah Jamil who won the 2014 Scottish featherweight title and now moves up to bantamweight where she faces Stephanie Kernachan who in 2015 became the first female Scottish fighter to win gold at the GB Elite Championships. It’s an intriguing match-up between two women desperate to represent their country at the 2018 Commonweath Games.
Doors open 6.30pm with the first bout scheduled for 8pm. The bar at Ravenscraig will start serving at 6.30pm and be open throughout the duration of the evening.
Tickets in advance: Floor seats at £25 and bleacher seats at £20 can be reserved in advance, for collection and payment on the night, by calling Boxing Scotland on 0845 241 7016.
Tickets on the night: Floor and bleacher seats will be available subject to availability from the Boxing Scotland ticket desk. A sell-out on the night is possible and hence early arrival is recommended