Monday, 6 September 2010

"The only world class fighter in Scotland"

The claim above was made last month by local boxer Alex Arthur who lives in the Southside area.  At 32 he has re-signed with boxing promoter Frank Warren and, after a period of illness, is being tipped for a fight with Ricky Burns, WBO super-featherweight champion.  Burns, from Coatbridge, won his title at the weekend and will be disputing Alex Arthur's claim.   The Record reports today that Arthur won at the week-end and the quote below was just before Burns won the WBO title:

"Former world super-featherweight champion Alex Arthur had a comfortable win over Peter McDonagh at lightweight and made a characteristically flamboyant departure from the building, saying: "I'm back. It was a great feeling to be out in front of a big crowd again. I'm the best boxer in Scotland."" 

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