Newtongrange boxer misses out on UK title

Stephen Tiffney, Newtongrange, Scottish Middleweight boxing champion

Stephen Tiffney, Newtongrange, Scottish Middleweight boxing champion

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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.”