CORNER Inlet Boxing Club member Tyler Bindloss has qualified for the Men’s Junior World Boxing Championships in Russia after winning the Australian amateur boxing title in the 70kg division in Queensland recently.
The result was a great outcome for 15 year-old Tyler as he was runner-up at last year’s titles.
Tyler’s bouts were three two-minute rounds against a Queensland opponent.
It was a fierce contest as both boxers were prepared to not just box at long range, but in close and work the body.
It was Tyler’s overall boxing skills, plus his powerful punching that gave him a unanimous points decision and the gold medal around his neck.
Tyler attends South Gippsland Secondary College in Foster.
Two other Corner Inlet members also had success at the titles.
Korumburra Secondary College student Marty Snooks took out the silver medal in the 49kg youth division in his three three-minute round bouts against a Tasmanian competition.
“This fight was going at a fast pace from start to finish with some great combinations of punches been thrown by both boys but in the end Marty lost on a split decision, with a lot in the crowd thinking Marty had done enough to be given the victory, but that’s boxing,” coach Brad Anderson said.
Twelve year-old Jarvis Bindloss made his debut at the titles this year and while he is the youngest and least experienced of the boys, he now knows he can mix it with the country’s best school boy boxers.
Jarvis lost his semi-final bout in similar circumstances as Marty.
“The thing with Jarvis is that he loves to get in there and fight and mix it up which not all boxers his age like to do,” Anderson said.
“His skills are developing and he has improved each time he has stepped into the ring.”
A number of Australian coaches were in the crowd to select a team to compete in the Men’s Junior World Boxing Championships to be held in St Petersburg, Russia. A date is yet to be confirmed.
“These boys have sacrificed a lot to get to where they are, with Tyler and Marty under the eyes of the Australian coaches, Tyler now qualifying for the youth games in Russia,” Anderson said.
“Scott and I, and all involved at the club could not be prouder of these three boys.”
The Corner Inlet Boxing Club trains out of Leongatha at Anderson’s place and at the Foster showgrounds.
“As the numbers have grown we are now in the process of organizing to move into larger premises in Leongatha to cater for numbers and to erect our ring,” Anderson said.