Mitch Mackie and Josh Muller will compete in the annual Wide Bay Boxing titles tonight.
Mitch Mackie and Josh Muller will compete in the annual Wide Bay Boxing titles tonight. Mike Knott

Bundy boxers ready for titles

BUNDABERG will be well represented in the Wide Bay State Boxing Titles today, with three clubs competing.

BYC manager Bob Butler will have nine boys boxing from his corner and is enthusiastic about their winning prospects.

“We've got a lot of title holders out there with a few novices,” he said.

He is also positive about other Bundaberg clubs notching up successful results.

“BBL and PCYC have a few strong boys so I wouldn't be surprised if we get a lot of wins this weekend,” he said.

“Mitch Mackie and Josh Muller are ones to watch; both have a few good wins under their belts.”

Mackie will be in the 52kg division, while Muller will be in the 32kg.

“I really enjoy boxing and want to go pro one day,” Mackie said.

“I'm really confident of my chances this weekend.”

Josh Muller also has his eye on the prize and is already starting the kind of confident talk pro boxers are renowned for.

“I've been training with my dad and my coaches,” he said.

“I'm pretty sure I'm going to win because I've been doing it for two years and had a lot of wins.”

PCYC coach Bruce Jensen said it was a tougher level of competition but his charges were prepared physically and mentally.

“The boys are all good physically and mentally.

“It sometimes can be hard to score points, as the judges have to be watching at the same time, but the boys are aware of it,” he said.

Robert Thorne will represent PCYC in the 46kg division.

“He's coming into his peak so he's a good one to watch,” Jensen said.

“He's had four wins and four losses so he knows what to expect.”

“They're all good boxers and they all have a good time doing it.”

The Wide Bay Titles will host boxers from Rockhampton and all the way to the Gold Coast at the Civic Centre.

Boxing starts at 6pm.

Entry is $10 for adults, $8 for pensioners and $5 for children under 15.



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