A newly-formed boxing club in Clydebank picked up their first competitive win earlier this month with a split decision victory at the Boxing Scotland Novice Championships.

Antonine Boxing Club, who train out of the Antonine Sports Centre in Duntocher, entered local boxer Robert Wilson in the 75kg senior category at the championship.

Specifically designed for boxers with less than six bouts, the novice event helps fighters develop and gain invaluable experience at national level.

Wilson, making his return to the ring after a four-year absence, boxed brilliantly in his first bout of the weekend against an opponent with previous MMA experience.

The 22-year-old former Renton BC youth boxer kept his opponent at distance with a long jab and went on to win the bout via split decision - a superb first win for the newly-formed club.

Clydebank Post: Robert, right, along with Antonine club membersRobert, right, along with Antonine club members

Working as a nightshift welder in BAE Scotstoun, Wilson has shown great dedication to train with a number of sparring sessions in the build up the event.

Onto day two of the championship and Wilson came up against a tough fighter from Edinburgh in his quarter-final showdown, eventually coming out on the wrong end of a split decision after a well-contested bout.

Already back in the gym, Wilson is now preparing for a number of club bouts that will see him qualify for the Intermediate Championships in 2020.

Antonine BC is open to all and runs sessions for boxers of any level. The club’s Facebook page has full details of training times and costs.

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