A RISING boxing star from Lochgelly has notched up another victory after packing a punch at a recent event.

Harris Folks, whose aunt, Emma McCulloch, became Fife's first female professional boxer in 2019, was in fine form at Glenrothes Boxing Club's sold-out home show earlier this month.

The talented teenager, who is in fourth year at Lochgelly High, stepped into the ring against Broxburn's Ciaran Burns at 59kg (super featherweight) and came away with the win via unanimous decision.

It added to noteable successes achieved by the 15-year-old earlier this year, including at another of is club's home shows in June, and at the Boxing Scotland Eastern District Development Schools and Junior Championships, where he won a silver medal in just his fifth bout since taking up the sport two years ago.

Harris' grandfather, Allan McCulloch, is a coach with Glenrothes Boxing Club, and commented: "It was a cracking fight.

"Harris put pressure on right from the start and ended up winning the fight on a unanimous decision. It was really well-matched; they had roughly the same amount of fights, and both came into it on a bit of a winning streak. I just felt Harris was too strong for him.

"He looked physically strong and was the aggressor. He was pushing the other lad back all the time, and I think that's what catches the judges' eye at that level."

Harris, who is sponsored by Home Shine Mobile Valeting, is the nephew of four-time Boxing Scotland Elite Championship winner Emma, who has also reached number one in both the British and Commonwealth rankings for her weight category.