McCormack brothers to take on the boxing world

Boxing twins Pat and Luke, right, McCormack will be competing in the world amateur boxing championships in Kazakhstan.
Boxing twins Pat and Luke, right, McCormack will be competing in the world amateur boxing championships in Kazakhstan.
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BOXING twins Pat and Luke McCormack are hoping it’s a case of double trouble for their opponents when they compete in the Junior World Championships this weekend.

The 16-year-olds from Teal Farm in Washington will take on the best young boxing talent on the planet when they enter the ring in the showpiece tournament which this year is being held in Astana, Kazakhstan.

And the brothers, members of Birtley ABC, will go into their bouts buoyed by their success in the recent European championships when both were in the medals and became the first twins in the competition’s history to both reach a final.

Pat won gold in the finals, held in Hungary, while Luke took a silver.

Pat also competed in the recent tri-nations tournament in Cardiff where he won gold against opposition from England, Scotland and Wales.

The twins, along with Ford Estate’s Isaac Macleod and Springwell’s Callum French flew out to Kazahshtan today after linking up with the rest of the Great Britain squad with bouts due to begin this weekend and hopes high that the quartet can all get in among the medals.