FIGHTING FIT: Bailey Dooley, Lochlan Turnbull, mentor Jake Russell, Ricky Reddy and Chandler Daniel are prepared for the Wide Bay titles. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
FIGHTING FIT: Bailey Dooley, Lochlan Turnbull, mentor Jake Russell, Ricky Reddy and Chandler Daniel are prepared for the Wide Bay titles. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

Boxers fire up to claim Wide Bay tiles

BOXING takes speed, power, aggression and determination, some fighters are born with those traits and other have to learn them.

And when the boys from the Bundaberg Boxing Club climbed into the ring at the Wide Bay titles some of them showed their natural abilities and others took note in another lesson.

Two of Sid Blair's fighters came away with championship belts and for them the future in the sport is bright if they stick at it.

LOCHLAN Turnbull (66kg) and Chandler Daniel (44kg) prepared for the Golden Gloves tournament to be held in three weeks' time by getting the better of their opponents in a great night of boxing at WIN Stadium.

At 13 years old Turnbull is already an accomplished sports man and is able to do well in anything he tries his hand at, it seems like boxing is another one of those sports.

Watching his young fighter develop in his first year of boxing coach Blair said Turnbull had plenty of the attributes needed to go far in the sport.

"You just can't stop him. He has plenty of aggression - he busted his nose in his first two fights and he just kept going," Blair said.

"He just keeps on improving and he will go a long way in boxing if he sticks at it."

Blair was quick to add compared to his first fight, when Turnbull wanted to knock his opponent out, there was more polish on what he was doing in the ring.

The biggest thrill for Blair was seeing Turnbull listen to his corner between rounds and come out and finish the fight quickly using what he was told.

Where Turnbull looks like a boxer Rick Reddy has been working hard to build his skills and become a dangerous prospect to face in the heavyweight (90kg) division. Blair said Reddy could barely throw a punch when he started boxing but now is set to cause plenty of problems.

Blair is busy training his fighters for the Golden Gloves tournament which will be held at Acacia Ridge, Brisbane.



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