WEST FIFE boxing star Niamh Mitchell has enjoyed another fine success in the ring during an international with Team Scotland in South America.

The talented teenager, who is from Rosyth, travelled to Argentina with a squad of Boxing Scotland competitors for a Dual International match and came away with an impressive victory.

Dunfermline High School pupil Niamh, who earlier this year was named Sporting Champion of the Year at the Dunfermline Press Community Champion Awards, stepped into the ring for the second dual international on Saturday.

Dunfermline Press: Niamh, who this year was named Sporting Champion of the Year at the Press Community Champion Awards, impressed in Buenos Aires.Niamh, who this year was named Sporting Champion of the Year at the Press Community Champion Awards, impressed in Buenos Aires. (Image: Jim Payne.)

She took on Nahiara Lobos in a 54kg weight category bout and Niamh, earlier this year won female youth gold at the GB Junior and Youth Three Nations Championships, came out on top.

The Bowhill Miners Boxing Club youngster began the opening round by using her height and reach advantage to great use, looking to take control, but her aggressive opponent forced her to take a standing count in round two after landing some shots of her own.

However, Niamh recovered from that setback to continue her good footwork in the third round, and claimed the win via a points decision.

Her fight in Buenos Aires, which came on the back of a two-week camp, was one of two successful bouts for Scotland during the second Dual International, with Granite City's Ben Bonner also tasting victory.

Over the course of the two days of boxing, both countries ended with five victories each, ahead of Niamh and her squad mates flying home on Monday.

Boxing Scotland performance director, and joint national coach, Craig McEvoy, said: "What an excellent camp it has been.

"Our eight Youth boxers had on average around 43-44 very, very challenging rounds of sparring, and with the heat in the gym it has also been very uncomfortable conditions.

"It was a typical South American style and the opponents have been in their face, setting a fast pace and always looking to finish the exchanges.

"But, for our boxers, it has been an absolutely fantastic experience."

Niamh's club revealed that a hospital visit with jaw damage in the days leading up to her bout saw her only given the green light to step into the ring the night before, and said that her fight "was the mark of her", "getting in there still sore and getting on with it", adding: "Let's see how she goes shortly when she's able to devote all her time to the sport".

In October last year, Niamh made history by becoming the first female boxer to win gold for Scotland at a major international competition in the 52kg light bantamweight category at the EUBC (European Boxing Confederation) European Junior Championships.

That success, by unanimous decision, saw her become only the second Scottish European junior gold medallist, and only the seventh Scot of any gender to become a European champion.

Following that success, she was named Young Athlete of the Year at the Scottish Sports Awards 2022, and the Dunfermline and West Fife Sports Council Sports Personality of the Year, sponsored by the Dunfermline Press.

In addition to her British title earlier this year, Niamh also made more history when she topped the bill for the first-ever all-female show to be held in Scotland, which was hosted by Bowhill Miners.