SOUTH Gippsland’s boxing is in good hands with Wonthaggi Boxing Club and Corner Inlet Boxing Club joining forces to travel to a competition in Adelaide recently.
Led by Wonthaggi coach Scott Williamson and Corner Inlet coach Scott Bindloss, the two clubs made a successful trip interstate.
Highlights from the trip included a win in the second round for Wonthaggi’s Charles Joma with a technical knockout in the 68kg division.
Meanwhile, 12-year-old Corner Inlet boxer Jarvis Bindloss had a good win against SA boxer Harry Sheldon in the 49kg schoolboy division.
Jarvis boxed in an aggressive style with non-stop action from start to finish against the skilful Sheldon.
The match won Jarvis the best junior boxer of the tournament – a reward for a busy first year of boxing that has seen him fight eight times and has landed him a spot at the national titles in April.
Wonthaggi 19-year-old Dean Crestani also fought at Adelaide in the under 75kg division but went down in the third round in an entertaining fight of the night that impressed the crowd.
Dean had success recently when he won his first amateur boxing fight at the Calabria Club in Brunswick and he has a bright future.
The Wonthaggi Boxing Club had further success recently when 39-year-old Andrew Suckling won his first amateur boxing bout against Werribee’s Roger Iua at the Australian Club in Melbourne.
Andrew won by technical knock in the second round and his hard work was rewarded with the win.
Corner Inlet Boxing Club meets on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday morning at Leongatha, and Tuesday and Thursday in Foster.
For enquiries, call Scott Bindloss on 0474 100 242.