WINNERS: Gaige Rabbit Russell, Dylan Rollings, Riley Rollings won silver at the recent Golden Gloves as Silvia Bettoni and Brittany Roll won gold in the women's competition.
WINNERS: Gaige Rabbit Russell, Dylan Rollings, Riley Rollings won silver at the recent Golden Gloves as Silvia Bettoni and Brittany Roll won gold in the women's competition. Mike Knott BUN310817BOXING1

Ladies win Golden Gloves gold

BOXING: If at first you don't succeed the old motto is always to try and try again.

Bundaberg Boxing Club's Brittany Roll showed you can win with that technique after claiming her first Golden Glove gold recently in Brisbane.

The 17-year-old fought Leah Fraser for the third straight year at the event, this time coming out the victor after losing the previous two years.

"It was really good, my dad was there too so it was really exciting,” she said.

"I sort of cleared my head and did different combos she wouldn't be used to.”

Roll had planned for a couple of months to bring something different to the ring when she fought Fraser and it worked.

"She was a bit shocked with how I came out, so it was good,” she said.

"She had to rethink her game and work around it.”

Joining Roll in the winners' circle was club mate Silvia Bettoni who won after two years out of the sport to have a child.

"It was good to be back,” she said.

"I was excited but on the day but the nerves did start to creep up before the fight.”

Fighting a taller opponent, Bettoni had to use strategy to win.

"You had to get in close and land the punches that way,” she said.

"I was trying to do that and it paid off.”

Bettoni hopes to now keep on training and have more fights as she continues the comeback.

Fellow Bundaberg Boxing Club boxers Gaige Rabbit Russell, Dylan Rollings and Riley Rollings won silver as they lost in the final.

Dylan said he hoped to fight harder next time with Riley focusing on improving his skills for his next bout.

Gaige, Dylan, Riley and Brittany will now prepare for the state titles this month.



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