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The Muswellbook PCYC tournament has attracted boxers within the youth, junior
and schoolboy divisions. Under 14’s also participated in competitive
sparring bouts, prior to the main events.
69kg Lucas Gracek fought Leon Clifford in an exhibition bout. Both boxers performed well.
81kg – Michael Anderson fought Tom Kingston. While both boxers moved awkwardly, they showed determination and resilience. After a bleeding nose, and repeated hits to the head, Anderson’s corner stopped the fight.
Shaun Barry fought David Martin in a crowd pleasing exhibition.
57kg Josh Nagle won by outclassing Rubin Marley with long reach, movement and determination.
75kg Satali Tevi-Fuimoano vs Dylan Kennedy & R.Smith. An exhibition bout featuring the national 14-year-old champ. Tevi-Fuimoano displayed his ever developing skills and ability to set up clean shots. Whatever his opponent does, he makes it come out wrong.
69kg Chris Reidy fought Eden Repici for a win in a determined and entertaining contest. Repici stepped up from the youth division to face the experienced Reidy.
60kg Junior – Both Mark Glew and Matt Cunningham displayed agile feet work and angled punching while on the move. A skilful and entertaining contest, with a win awarded to Glew.
Damian Chick had crowd support against Simon Somerville in active hard-hitting bout.
57kg Anthony Falabella snapped short shots around Jesse Catt’s straight attacks, to both head and body. Both boxers displayed skill, but a win went to Falabella.
50kg Junior – Oscar Milton threw power shots against the much heavier but less experienced Braiden Lewis, in an exhibition bout. Both boxers fought well and demonstrated heart.
56kg Junior – Nick Falabella landed sharp shots on the less active Jade Dawson, who at times attempted to be assertive, but could not match the speed and precision of Falabella who won by split decision.
75kg Schoolboy – Ahren Ross held a high and tight guard, and did well to block assertive shots from the taller Brock Shelly. He timed single counters to receive a win.
64kg Junior – Shelby Stevens won over Isaac Harding Davis in a close bout. The local boy generated support from the crowd in an entertaining contest.
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