Westgarth's debut ends in defeat
Published at 10:30, Friday, 27 September 2013
THE professional boxing debut of Prudhoe’s Scott Westgarth ended in disappointment as he lost on points.
The son of John ‘Mean Machine’ Westgarth, who famously inflicted a first defeat on Glenn McCrory back in 1985, lost by two points when he came up against upcoming Newcastle boxer Craig Nicholson.
In front of a large crowd in Sheffield’s Concorde Sports Centre, nerves and a lack of food saw Westgarth’s energy levels drop during the four, three minute rounds.
He said: “I lost out but it was all my own fault as I blew myself out in the first round, and I got a bit tired a bit too quick.
“I can’t really make any excuses, and there was a lot of expectations of me but I just didn’t come out and box as well as I could have.
“It was close early on but I lost a lot of energy and got a bit sloppy at the end, while he was landing between the shots.
“The fight went the distance but I just have to learn from my mistakes, and I know I will come back better.”
Westgarth is determined to not let the defeat get the better of him and he believes he will bounce back immediately – he even returned to the gym for training just two days after the fight.
And he has now recruited the help of Westgarth snr to steer him on the right path, Prudhoe’s Mean Machine not holding back any punches in his criticism of his son’s performance!
Westgarth has asked for a rematch with Nicholson, with talks of a homecoming bout back in Newcastle, while his team is currently in the process of setting up a second pro fight.
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