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Knockout success

Published: November 16, 2023 9:52am

Gosnells PCYC Boxing broke a club record with six participants taking part in the Western Australia Spring Novice Titles.

In the preliminary bouts held in early October, the spotlight shone on PCYC boxers Reeve, 17 and Hayden, 20. Both athletes showcased not only their skills but also their unwavering determination. Although Hayden didn’t secure the victory, he gave his all and used the experience as motivation for his next fight. Reeve came out on top defeating his opponent and securing a well-deserved spot in Round 2. The win was a testament to his strict diet and fitness regime leading up to the competition.

The finals weekend quickly descended on the club. Despite some early changes to the draw, which unsettled a few boxers, they all did a tremendous job at maintaining momentum and focus.

Tyson, 15, is currently Gosnells PCYC’s youngest boxer and the first to progress from junior classes through to the senior competition. His display over the weekend against a well-experienced fighter was commendable - his hard work over the years has definitely paid off!

Matson’s enthusiasm shone through in his excellent display against a boxer with four previous fights under his belt. Although his opponent took the ultimate victory, coaches found it hard to distinguish the experience between the two in the initial stages.

Similarly, Connor, in only his second fight, boxed with great skill scoring a near draw, with judges ultimately calling in favour of his opponent. Connor is one of the club's most committed boxers. He previously travelled 9 hours every fortnight for six months from Jerramungup just to train at the club! Thankfully, he now lives in Perth.

The success of the Gosnells Boxing Club is a true reflection of the nurturing and positive environment fostered by both the dedicated coaches and athletes.

Other Boxers even give up their own training sessions to support those competing.

We would like to extend a special thank you to the Volunteer Coaches Dale, Linley and Joe at Gosnells Boxing Club for dedicating their time to, and sharing their wisdom with, our athletes.