Josh Shaxson (left), Hunter Somerville-Kimlin, Tristan Hotz and James Christopher-Harney did well at the Novice titles.
Josh Shaxson (left), Hunter Somerville-Kimlin, Tristan Hotz and James Christopher-Harney did well at the Novice titles. Shane Jones

Golden success for Bundy’s junior boxers

BOXING: Overcoming plenty of nerves, three boxers shined at the recent Queensland Novice boxing titles in Brisbane.

Competing for the first time in competition, James Christopher-Harney made an immediate impact as he took gold in his weight division.

He was joined by Josh Shaxson who also won gold with Hunter Somerville-Kimlin winning silver despite a loss.

Tristan Hotz fell short of a medal with a loss to the Sunshine Coast’s Alex Davis.

Holz said he learnt a lot from the experience.

“I tried to use my arms and give him a jab,” he said.

“I know what I need to focus and train on (to win).”

James said he was happy to win on debut.

“It feels good to win,” he said.

“I blocked as many of his punches as I could.”

With the most experience out of the four, Josh said plenty of hard shots in the middle got him the win.

Proud coach Attila Kovacs said all four boxers did well but it was Hunter who had impressed him the most.

“He had a hard fight, I tell you, and he is a real fighter,” he said.

All boxers will not turn their focus to their next event in Gladstone.



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