Evening Express

Boxing: Stuart keeps up perfect record in ring

Billy Stuart. Picture by Chris Sumner

Northern Sporting Club super bantamweight Billy Stuart extended his 100% professional record to six fights with a victory over Georgian Khvicha Gigolashvili.

Stuart secured a dominant 80-72 points victory in a top-of-the-bill fight at the Hilton Treetops Hotel in Aberdeen.

Now the 20-year-old Banff fighter has completed an eight-round fight, it opens up the way for a potential future title shot.

A multiple Scottish youth champion and former British youth title holder, Stuart is one of the hottest rising boxing stars in Scotland.

He is a former Commonwealth Youth games silver medallist and trains out of the Granite City gym in Aberdeen.

Gigolashvili fought for the vacant World Boxing Council CIS and Slovac Boxing Bureau Bantamweight title earlier this year.

However, he was comfortably beaten by Stuart, aka The Butcher.

Northern Sporting Club team-mate Kristen Fraser also extended her immaculate professional record to make it four wins from four fights.

Scotland’s first female professional boxer Fraser defeated Dominika Novotna of the Czech Republic 60-54.

Also competing on the Stuart undercard was Aberdeen’s Dean Sutherland, who made his boxing debut in his home city.

Former multiple world kickboxing champion Sutherland defeated Lithuanian Arvydas Trizno 40-36.

Trizno had racked up more than 100 pro fights. Sutherland, 19, has now won both his pro fights in impressive fashion since switching disciplines.

Meanwhile, Aberdeen-based promoters Northern Sporting Club have added Elgin boxer Andrew Smart to the stable that includes Stuart, Fraser and Scottish champion Marek Laskowski.

Competing out of the Elgin Amateur Boxing Club, Smart has fought more than 50 times at amateur level.

He was recently in the United States with Northern Sporting Club where the fighters trained at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Boxing gym in Los Angeles and Floyd Mayweather Jr’s gym in Las Vegas.

Smart will make his pro debut at a Northern Sporting Club show on November 24.