Glenrothes boxer picks up top sports award

Boxer Connor Law receives his award from sponsor Christine Laing
Boxer Connor Law receives his award from sponsor Christine Laing

Connor Law of Glenrothes Boxing Club won the Fife College Sports Personality of the Year award at the Kirkcaldy and Central Fife Sports Council awards ceremony.

The 21-year-old boxing champion from Kelty was given the title after receiving the most votes in the category from readers of the Glenrothes Gazette, Fife Free Press and East Fife Mail.

Runners up were bowler Martin Hunter, athlete Ryan Oswald and martial arts champion Graeme Temple.

Connor, who started boxing in his home town seven years ago, said he was delighted to take home the award: “It’s great to win - it makes me appreciate the support I’ve got a lot more.”

Last year was a memorable one for Connor. Not only did he win a Scottish Championship at welterweight, he also bagged European titles at the Lemasia Cup in Finland and the Tammer Tournament in Finland.

“2013 was by far my best year,” he said. “It doesn’t get much harder than winning a gold medal at the Tammer Tournament - except for the Commonwealth Games and Olympics of course.”

Connor is now just one step away of securing his dream spot in the Scottish squad this summer. He will fight Lewis Benson from Edinburgh on April 26 to decide who will go to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The venue is still to be decided.