BORDERER Megan Reid is determined to create history by becoming the first Scottish female boxer to pick a medal in the Commonwealth Games.

And Megan is confident that she is more than capable of doing just that.

The 32-year-old who left Duns aged 16 to pursue a military career in the Royal Logistics Corps only took up boxing nine-years ago as a way to keep fit.

Her progress was swift however and she won the Scottish Elite Championships in 2019. She also represented Scotland at the 2018 Women’s World Championships in India, the 2019 Women’s European Boxing Championships in Madrid and the 2019 Women’s World Championships in Russia.

Last year, the full-time member of the British Army boxing team and Boxing Scotland’s Elite Boxing Group cracked the top five of the 64kg category in the AIBA World Rankings.

There is no 64kg category in the Commonwealth Games this year so Megan will be fighting at 60kg.

She said: “I’ve been in the army for 16-years and it teaches you the value of hard work and discipline. I only started boxing as a way to keep fit nine years ago and I discovered that I was good at it.

“Some of my opponents have been boxing since they were seven or eight, but I am confident of picking up a medal.

“That would be extra special because no other Scottish female boxer has ever won a medal at the Commonwealth Games. Training has been going well and the camp has finished. The next step is going to the village which is really exciting.

“I normally fight at 64kg but will be fighting at lightweight (60kg) at the Games as there no 64kg category. I’m not sure who my first opponent will be as the draw take place on Wednesday (July 27). Once I find out the schedule, hopefully some of my family will be able to come.”

Megan will face England's Emma Paige Richardson on Monday August 1 at 8.15pm.

The Commonwealth Games takes place between Thursday July 29 and Monday August 8 in Birmingham. Boxing will be held in the National Exhibition Centre.

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