Newtongrange boxer misses out on UK title

Stephen Tiffney, Newtongrange, Scottish Middleweight boxing champion
Stephen Tiffney, Newtongrange, Scottish Middleweight boxing champion

Newtongrange boxer Stephen Tiffney missed out on the amateur British Middleweight title on Saturday in Liverpool.

The 26-year-old was beaten in the semi-final on points by England’s Adam Hope - who went on to win Sunday’s final.

Stephen told the Advertiser that he was happy with his performance and is looking to the future: “It was a close fight, I maybe could have done better but I’m not going to dwell on it.

“He won it unanimously with the judges, but watching it back it was a good fight and you can always say I could have done this and that, but I’m happy with how I fought.

“I’m definitely thinking about going professional soon, so hopefully there will be quite big things happening for me.”