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Local pro boxer Billy The Butcher Stuart has set his sights on a Commonwealth title eliminator in November


By Sean McAngus


Local pro boxer Billy The Butcher Stuart has set his sights on a Commonwealth title eliminator in November.

This comes as the 21-year-old marked his return to the ring four months on from his historic Celtic title win with a third round TKO against Alec Bazza.

The Macduff pugilist is hungry for another title as he continued his 100 percent record since turning professional.

Boxer Billy Stuart
Boxer Billy Stuart

He said: “The word is that it might be a Commonwealth title eliminator in November that’s what my manager (David McAllister) has told me.

“But as you can see things can change pretty rapidly.

“If not that title maybe an other Celtic title or a Scottish title.

“The fight will definitely be for something not just a normal one.”

Billy Stuart with his manager David McAllister after his return to the ring.
Billy Stuart with his manager David McAllister after his return to the ring.

His technical knockout victory at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow gave him exposure to a different audience.

He added: “It was good to get a bit of exposure and show the rest of country what I’m about.

“I think I impacted the crowd as a lot of them were wanting to speak to me and said they were impressed.

“In Scotland people tend to focus on Glasgow and Edinburgh areas.

“My fight shows what the north of Scotland have to offer in boxing.”

Billy Stuart knocks Alec Bazza down in his fight last Friday.
Billy Stuart knocks Alec Bazza down in his fight last Friday.

Despite recording his 9th victory in the ring, Stuart is focused on continuing to improve.

He said: “Obviously it was frustrating that my opponent didn’t turn up in Elgin

but I got another fight so can’t complain.

“It was pretty good to get back in the ring as May was the last time I boxed.

“I need to try not to rush in too much.

“I could have finished him in the first round.

“I’m happy enough with the performance but I’m always critical.

“I always pick up on stupid mistakes.

“I look back thinking I should have done things.”



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