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Dingwall boxer wins Northern District Title and completes Scottish gold medal set

By Andrew Henderson

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Highland Boxing Academy (HBA)'s Lewis Urquhart (Dingwall) became Northern District champion - bringing his individual title tally to six.
Highland Boxing Academy (HBA)'s Lewis Urquhart (Dingwall) became Northern District champion - bringing his individual title tally to six.

A BOXER from Dingwall has won his sixth national title.

Lewis Urquhart added the Northern District Championship title to his collection last weekend, and after already winning the equivalent of every other available gold medal he has completed the set of Scottish accolades.

Training at Highland Boxing Academy in Inverness, Urquhart’s head coach Liam Foy says this latest accomplishment is evidence of how hard the 22-year-old works every day to be the best he can.

“It’s a title he has been trying to get for ages,” Foy explained.

“He boxed for it once when he was younger and lost on a split decision, but he has won the equivalent of every other title.

“He won the Novice and Intermediate Championships before they got rebranded as the Development Championships. Before the Golden Gloves were the Golden Gloves, they were the Scottish Open, and he won that. Now he has the Northern District.

“It’s testament to how long he has been in the sport, because he has gone through multiple competitions rebranding.

“It shows his development and progression that he has gone from being a kid winning different titles to a senior who is just as consistent.”

While the sky seems to be the limit for Urquhart’s potential, Foy says he has very clear goals of what he wants to achieve in 2024, adding: “We’ve talked about the possibility of turning professional, but Lewis wants to put everything into getting the Golden Gloves.

“He won’t even consider going pro until he has won everything. He wants to win the Golden Gloves as a senior after winning the Scottish Open as a kid.

“He will not be satisfied until he has done that – Lewis is an absolute hound for titles and medals.

“He has been in Scotland teams too, and he is going back on the pathway programme to get back into that mix. That’s the journey he’s on right now.”

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