News | Jul 10 2018

GB’s John Docherty turns professional

John Docherty departs the GB squad and signs with Eddie Hearn
John Docherty
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games  |  Action Images

THE GB boxing team has bid farewell to Scottish middleweight John Docherty. After winning a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games, Docherty will turn professional with promoter Eddie Hearn and trainer Tony Sims.

In a statement a spokesperson for GB Boxing said, “John Docherty was recently released by GB Boxing from the world class performance programme for boxing. We wish him every success in his future career.”

At Gold Coast 2018, Docherty scored a good win over talented English rival Ben Whittaker, a repeat of a victory over Whittaker from the Commonwealth Youth Games where Docherty won gold. But then in the semi-final of the Elite version Docherty put in a disappointing performance as he lost to Cameroon’s Dieudonne Wilfried Seyi Ntsengue. He plans to compete professionally at super-middleweight, so making weight could have hampered him as the tournament progressed.

 

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