Scorpion Club’s Reece wins Ulster Open

Pictured is Ulster Rugby Star Ian Humphreys with Glenn Biesty, proprietor of Biesty's Maxol service station in Ballymoney together with pupils from St. Brigid's Primary School in Ballymoney.  From left to right ' (back row) Conan, Kaia, Alex, Joshua; front row Alex, Niall and Jack -   Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye
Pictured is Ulster Rugby Star Ian Humphreys with Glenn Biesty, proprietor of Biesty's Maxol service station in Ballymoney together with pupils from St. Brigid's Primary School in Ballymoney. From left to right ' (back row) Conan, Kaia, Alex, Joshua; front row Alex, Niall and Jack - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye

Scorpion Boxing Club’s fighters were in action at the Ulster Nine Counties Championships with Reece Napier lifting the Ulster Open title in the 42kg category on Saturday.

Reece, an up and coming talent beat Shay King from St Paul’s Belfast after boxing very aggressively. He controlled the bout using his jab to set head and body combinations, impressing the large crowd and winning with a unanimous decision.

Scorpion Boxing Club's  Reece Napier who lifted the Ulster Open title in the 42kg category at the Ulster 9 counties championships. INBM9-15 IMG_3398

Scorpion Boxing Club's Reece Napier who lifted the Ulster Open title in the 42kg category at the Ulster 9 counties championships. INBM9-15 IMG_3398

Reece’s brother Lewis Napier booked his place in the final after a good points win over a tough opponent from Letterkenny, however young Lewis came up against reigning European champion Aaron McKenna.

Lewis produced a gutsy performance, giving his all but unfortunately he came up short. On a positive note he will gain a lot from this experience. Michael Coyles lost a narrow points decision in his semi final. All three boxers are now preparing for the County Antrim champions at the end of the month.