CORNER Inlet Boxing Club young guns Jarvis Bindloss and Flynn Clark have returned from a recent New Zealand Golden Gloves event with wins under their belt.
After a red-eye flight, the pair both came away with impressive wins.
Jarvis, 14, of Toora, fought in the open 57kg junior division and had to win two fights to claim the title.
In his first fight he broke his opponent’s nose and with the opposition unable to stop the bleeding, the fight was stopped with Jarvis on top. He advanced to the final and in a tough fight, he won with a technical knockout. His coach Scott Bindloss said Jarvis fought well in the final.
“Jarvis was very patient, he had very good controlled pressure and fought in the mid-range. He stayed right on him but didn’t rush him,” he said.
“He fought in Canberra recently and won as well so he’s been pretty active as a young boxer.
“Finding him fights is the hardest part because he’s pretty experienced now. We’re hoping to get up to the Queensland Golden Gloves in August.”
Flynn, 14, from Korumburra, fought in the 36kg schoolboy division and had one fight against a New Zealand fighter.
He won on a split points decision in a hard fight.
The boys competed at Tasmania this weekend and have a busy schedule ahead of them, with Victoria Country vs NSW Country fights in July, and the club looking to visit Thailand later in the year for a training camp.
The Corner Inlet Boxing Club is continuing to expand and will take over the full gym soon at 2 Holt Street, Leongatha.
Young boxers excel at New Zealand