Barrhead boxer Sean Lazzerini has told of his pride after winning a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.

The 25-year-old pugilist performed brilliantly to defeat Taylor Bevan, of Wales, in their light-heavyweight final in Birmingham yesterday.

Lazzerini landed a flurry of blows in the last round to clinch victory.

It is the latest in a string of honours for the talented boxer, who won gold at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa in 2015, as well as silver at the European Under-22 Championships in Russia three years ago.

Speaking after his golden moment in Birmingham, Lazzerini said: "This is just the beginning. There's not going to be an end, I've got to keep progressing.

"It's been a long road and a lot of people gave up on me but I never gave up on myself and my family and friends never gave up on me and that's why I got the gold."

Lazzerini was also praised by East Renfrewshire MP Kirsten Oswald, who described his latest success as "fantastic."

She said: "I want to congratulate Sean on his brilliant achievement of winning a gold medal.

"These Commonwealth Games in Birmingham are Scotland’s most successful away games. Sean’s victory will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the highlights."