Scott Lawton today became the first ever boxer to be honoured by the City of Stoke-on-Trent. The Lord Mayor, Councillor Jean Edwards, hosted a civic reception at the city’s council offices in honour of Scott’s achievement in securing the English lightweight title and presented the local champion with a commemorative plate which had been manufactured by the famous local firm Spode. Representatives of Impact Boxing along with Scott’s family also attended the reception.
Afterwards Councillor Edwards said: “This is to recognise the great achievement that Scott has made in the boxing ring and he thoroughly deserves it. He’s working hard to bring more recognition to the city and we are delighted with his progress so far.”