Boxing: Benson beats class acts on way to title

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LOCHEND’S Lewis Benson beat both reigning Scottish champion James Thomson of the 1314 Club and Craigmillar’s former Scottish 64kg kingpin Jason Easton to grab the Eastern light-welterweight boxing title at Bowhill, Fife.

Meadowbank lightweight Lewis Paulin, meanwhile, caused a massive upset by defeating Zetland’s Bryce Stewart to win his very first district title.

Holyrood’s Brian Forsyth, whose power punching had earlier eliminated Kelty’s Mark Docherty with a second-round stoppage, beat 1314 Club’s James Williamson in the 81kg final to become light-heavyweight champion.

Earlier, Clovenstone light-heavyweight hope Pyam Khosrowpour crashed out in the semi-finals on points to Williamson despite inflicting two eight counts on his opponent.

Meanwhile, Holyrood welterweight Chris Givan lost his final scrap to classy Kelty southpaw Connor Law.

Other results: Light-welterweight: Semi-final: Jason Easton (Craigmillar) beat Sean Spence (Meadowbank) points; Welterweight: Quarter-final: Owen Spence (Meadowbank) beat Sean Eng (Leith Victoria) points; Welterweight: Semi-final: Connor Law (Kelty) beat George Thomson (1314 Club) points; Welterweight: Semi-final: Chris Givan (Holyrood) beat Owen Spence (Meadowbank) points.