Two Walcot youngsters out to earn semi spot

First published in Sport

WALCOT boxers Mikey McDonagh and Sammy Price are on the glory trail this Sunday when they compete in the National Schoolboys quarter-finals in Bodmin, Cornwall, writes Dave Veysey.

Twelve-year-old Mikey aims to follow in the tournament footsteps of older brothers Tommy, Patrick and Jimmy - all previous national schoolboy champions. He takes on Thomas Rolfe from the Repton Boys Club in London, in a Class A, 32.5kgs contest.

Both these pint-sized terriers will undoubtedly put on a great show for the expected large audience.

Also representing Walcot will be Mikey’s cousin Sammy Price.

The-14-year-old meets Newham’s Alfie Mehegan in a Class B, 43kgs bout.

Sammy’s older brother Michael won the schools championship last season, so like Mikey, Sammy also has a tough act to follow.

Walcot Chief Coach Harry Scott said: “Both these lads have trained hard in the gym and deserve their chance. “It’s never easy against the London region but we will give it our best shot.”

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