Boxing: Aberdeen’s Traynor targeting British title shot after seeing off Doyle to win third Scottish belt

Darren Traynor, right, knocks Eddie Doyle out. Picture by Chris Sumner

Aberdeen’s newly-crowned three-weight Scottish champion Darren Traynor is targeting another British title shot.

The Trayn Wreck secured a third national title with a seventh-round stoppage of defending super-lightweight champion Eddie Doyle.

It was a brutal bout with both fighters suffering eye cuts at the Hilton Treetops hotel. Traynor also survived a knockdown towards the end of the third to secure the belt.

Eventually Traynor landed a devastating straight right to end a high-octane fight one minute and 37 seconds into the seventh.

The title added to his Scottish belts already secured the featherweight and lightweight titles.

Traynor lost a British title shot to Ryan Walsh in January 2016 – and spent a week in Tenerife training with Walsh in preparation for the Doyle showdown.

Now he wants another crack at a Lonsdale belt.

He said: “I have made history as the first Aberdonian to win three Scottish titles.

“Now I will hopefully go back down to my natural weight and maybe get another British title shot.

“Bring them on – I will take them all on.

“From now on I want every fight to be 10 rounds and to go for titles.

“I will fight anyone now as I have nothing to lose and everything to gain.”

Traynor stepped up two weight divisions to face Doyle in a grudge match where bad blood had festered since their days competing together for Scotland in the amateur ranks.

Such was the ferocity of the fight both boxers had to go to dark places in the ring to find something deep within themselves to land the title.

It was a ferocious contest with both fighters bravely giving their all.

Traynor will take a few weeks off to recuperate having sustained a gash above his right eye and also a badly swollen left.

The 31-year-old insists he went for the knock-out shot after his right eye opened up after a head clash.

He said: “He head-butted me and cut me, so I lost the head and went to war with him,” said Traynor

“I was getting more and more frustrated as Doyle was coming down with the head and throwing his head in.

“I caught him with a right hand and finished the job.”