Lanark Thai boxer David Aitken wins Scottish under-18 title

David Aitken, Scottish Thai boxing champion'with his coaches L-R'Ian McCann and  Derek Cahill
David Aitken, Scottish Thai boxing champion'with his coaches L-R'Ian McCann and Derek Cahill

AFTER a bruising five-round battle against a taller opponent, Lanark Thai boxing marvel David Aitken landed the prestigious SFMA Scottish Under-18 Championship title.

David (17), a member of Carluke-based club Thaiger Muay Thai, followed the instructions from his corner perfectly as he defeated Cumbernauld fighter Tom Skegbie 4-1 on points to win a belt and medal.

“David has got a lot of guts about him in the ring,” said instructor Ian McCann who has coached the talented youngster for the past eight months.

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