Kovacs brothers shine in Poland
USING disappointment as their inspiration, Denis and Philip Kovacs fought back to the winners circle in Poland.
Travelling with nine other Queensland boxers, the twin brothers fought Europe's best over two weeks.
The boxers bounced back impressively after losing at the recent Australian titles,both coming away with two gold medals, including one in the Black Diamond Invitational each.
Talking after the event Philip said it was good to push through the pain barrier to win three bouts in consecutive days in the 75kg division.
"In my third fight I didn't do so well (with soreness) but I won so I was happy," he said.
"(With pain) you think about the reward at the end."
"There's nothing better than standing on the podium."
Philip said he felt better in he ring after training hard in the lead-up to the event.
Meanwhile brother Denis fought out of his division to win against an opponent 5kg heavier than him at the Invitational.
He said he was shocked to face his rival.
"In the last fight the guy was 96kg and I am 91kg," he said.
"I thought I was just fighting someone my own weight," he said.
After getting over the initial shock Denis said he used movement to beat his opponent.
Proud coach and father Attila Kovacs said the boys did well.
"It's important to learn from your mistakes," he said.
"It's a great notch (to their belt)."
Denis will now focus on his next event on July 29.