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Stuart kicks off 2020 in style

By Sean McAngus

Callum Stuart kicked off 2020 in style.
Callum Stuart kicked off 2020 in style.

Northern Sporting Club super-welterweight Callum 'The Sniper' Stuart kicked off 2020 in style as he got the better of seasoned journeyman Kevin McCauley at the Double Tree by Hilton Aberdeen Treetops Hotel.

Stuart reckons that patience was key in dropping the tough opponent in the last round as he won 40-35 on points in his third pro fight.

He began his career in the pro ranks with a 40-36 defeat of Casey Blair in Aberdeen last June.

That was followed up with another 40-36 defeat of MJ Hall in Elgin in September.

Stuart said: "I wasn't trying to knock him out at all, I was just trying to keep my composure and box.

"He stepped into it and I caught him clean right in the chin and put him down.

"Pretty good as he never gets rocked like that as he is a hardy boy and I'm really chuffed with that.

"One of my best shots but it just came naturally.

"My left hook set it up then an over hand right took him out."

He admits that in his first two fights he may have got too carried away in terms of wanting to wow the spectators.

Stuart added: "My last two fights I was trying to dive and knock them out.

"The third fight I just kept my composure and boxed and then the knockdown came.

"It is just about keeping your cool and I never realised that in my first two fights I was just trying to impress.

"I boxed like I did in my amateur days and that was good."

Callum Stuart in the ring.
Callum Stuart in the ring.

Stuart travels from Macduff to Aberdeen for training at the Granite City gym every week.

Stuart said: "Now it is just about training away and see what my coaches have lined up for me and hopefully it is soon enough.

"It is just about keeping myself fresh and ticking over in the gym."

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