SCOTTISH boxers rose to the occasion at the Commonwealth Games, harnessing the energy of tremendous crowd support. Flyweight Reece McFadden encapsulated that spirit. He scored a huge upset win over Andrew Selby at the start of the tournament. The Welshman was the world number one and the hot favourite to win gold. Reece beat him, underscored the effort with a points victory over England’s Charlie Edwards to finish his Glasgow 2014 campaign with a bronze medal. He then defeated another GB flyweight in Jack Bateson at the Tammer tournament later in the year. Expect Reece to be a fixture on the amateur boxing scene.

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