Scott Forrest claims silver at Youth World Boxing Championships

Boxer Scott Forrest (17) from Forth'28/11/11'Picture by Lindsay Addison
Boxer Scott Forrest (17) from Forth'28/11/11'Picture by Lindsay Addison

FORTH fighter Scott Forrest has become the first Scot ever to win a medal at the prestigious AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships, the final of which was held in Armenia on Friday.

Scott (18), of Longdales, earned a light heavyweight silver medal following a points defeat against an Armenian opponent. But the Clydesdale teenager’s dad Jimmy reckoned that his boy did well enough to win the fight and should have taken gold.

“Scott’s performance in the final was so good that I thought he won the fight,” Jimmy said.

“He was tired after having five fights in seven days yet still boxed himself to a standstill and fought very well.

“There was a cut under his right eye from the previous fight which he was a bit worried about. He tried to go out with all guns blazing and finish the fight off before he got really tired.

“The fact that Scott was fighting against a home boxer definitely went against him when it came to the points decision. If that fight had been anywhere else in the world then I think he would have got the verdict.”

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