Timber merchant is boxing clever with sponsorship deal

Sam Hickey with Scott Duffy

INDEPENDENT timber merchant, MGM Timber Ltd, has announced it is sponsoring middleweight boxer Sam Hickey for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Since 2019, MGM Timber’s Dundee branch – a subsidiary of the Donaldson Group – has provided financial assistance to support Sam’s training sessions and travel to competitions including the European Amateur Boxing Championships and the Commonwealth Games.

The 22-year-old Dundodian has been selected to compete for Team Scotland at the Commonwealth Games. Having won a bronze medal at the European Amateur Boxing Championships last May, Hickey is only the 10th Scot in history to be awarded a medal at the senior Championships as well as being Scotland’s first senior medal winner in 16 years.

Scott Duffy, Dundee branch manager at MGM Timber, said, “MGM Timber are immensely proud to continue supporting Sam Hickey as he enters the Commonwealth Games. He has had an incredible year, demonstrating his talent at the European Amateur Boxing Championships. We look forward to supporting Sam as he competes in Birmingham and beyond.”

MGM Timber has 14 branches across Scotland, open to both trade and public.