A YOUNG Clydebank boxer has overcome years of bullying to win his first trophy at the annual ‘Clash of Titans’ event at the Marriot Hotel in Glasgow.

Clydebank High school pupil Adam Sweeney, 14, took to the ring in a competitive scoring bout for the very time on Saturday night as he came away with an impressive win.

First stepping into a boxing ring just six months ago at Phoenix Fitness Club on South Elgin Street, the 14-year-old showed his intelligence and determination to come out on top against a much more experienced fighter, winning two of the three rounds via the judges score cards to lift the trophy.

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Adam, who first joined the local club as a means of dealing with bullying at school, has flourished in and out of the ring since joining and capped off an incredible journey with some silverware.

Coached by Eddie McGeown, the youngster has continued to improve after every session and drew the first round at the weekend before clinching two 10-9 rounds over his 16-year-old opponent.

Adam’s dad, William, said: “We couldn’t be more proud of Adam and how far he has come and what he has achieved through boxing. 

“We can see Adam going far through boxing as it is amazing to think that he has only been training for six months and has already won his first trophy.

“Adam suffered a lot of bullying throughout his school years but it was getting worse recently. He wanted to join the boxing club to take out his anger and Eddie opened his doors and understood his story.

“We are so grateful to Phoenix Fitness as if it wasn’t for them then who knows what would have happened.

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“They have helped Adam get through the bullying and made him realise there is so much more life can give.

“We have to give a massive shout out to his coach Eddie McGeown who has been training him since day one and also to Sean Ennis, the promoter of the boxing ‘Clash of the Titans’ show. They have both put the time and effort in with Adam from the start.”

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