Sports personality nomination for Braveheart Tyler

Braveheart boxers listen intently to trainer Peter Harrison at their training camp in Glasgow.
Braveheart boxers listen intently to trainer Peter Harrison at their training camp in Glasgow.

WHITHORN Braveheart boxer Tyler Jolly has been nominated for a sport personality award by the Wigtownshire Sports Council at next week’s awards ceremony.

The 13-year-old who boxes in the lightweight division is currently in training to defend his Scottish title later this month.

Bravehearts with top boxing  trainer Peter Harrison  at his gym in Glasgow.

Bravehearts with top boxing trainer Peter Harrison at his gym in Glasgow.

Members of the Braveheart Boxing Club were in Glasgow all weekend at a training camp arranged by the club. The training involved swimming, running and boxing master classes.

The boxers all initially travelled to Glasgow last Friday evening to support local professional middleweight Paul Allison lose in his Scottish title bout against Gary McAllister.

Team Braveheart then stayed over in Glasgow for the training camp. The keen boxers rose early on Saturday morning for a run in Strathclyde Park and then on to former British champion Barry Morrision’s gym for a early morning workout. After breakfast, the boxers moved over to world champion trainer Peter Harrison’s gym in Glasgow for a “master class” of boxing tips and training advice. Peter is Scott Harrison, the former world featherweight champion’s father.

After the three hour session with Peter the boxers all opted to attend a swimming session in Coatbridge. After return to the hotel the boxers quickly settled and were keen take advantage of the carvery followed by an early bed.

On Sunday morning Team Bravehearts awoke to a fresh covering of snow in the city that put paid to the planned run through Strathclyde Park due to the risk of injury. After an early breakfast the squad trainined at current world champion Rick Burns’ gym in Coatbridge before moving on to a Scottish development boxing session in Shotts, Lanarkshire. The day was rounded off with a trip to Newarthill Boxing Club to spectate at a local tournament before heading back home to Whithorn in the well travelled battle bus.

The training camp is part of the club’s build up for the Scottish championships in two weeks time.

This week the Bravehearts will visit the Stranraer Millennium Boxing Club and their next home show is on May 5.