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Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

TIM Chap­man has trav­elled the world in pur­suit of box­ing ex­cel­lence.

Chap­man, who was born in Eidsvold 31 years ago, trained as a youth with Bruce Pope and has fought in Rus­sia at the Ara­fura Games in 2011 and gained a sil­ver medal at the Ocea­nia Games in Fiji in 2001, where he boxed as a light­weight (57kg).

Car­ry­ing his nat­u­ral talent with him, he has con­tended one pro­fes­sional fight and hopes for one more this year.

“I am train­ing now in Eidsvold and I want to share my skills with any­one who wants to learn,” Mr Chap­man

Tim Chap­man I want to share my skills with any­one who wants to learn.

said.

Work­ing and train­ing with Mr Chap­man is Al­lan Everist, who has trained in muay thai kick­box­ing for 20 years and has had 30 pro­fes­sional fights in that genre.

“I drive in from Aber­corn to the Eidsvold Chris­tian Cen­tre on Mon­day nights to demon­strate to any­one who wants to get fit or learn some self de­fence,” Mr Everist said.

“Women have been work­ing with the men in the same classes but as num­bers build there will be women’s classes at dif­fer­ent times.”

Chil­dren have been start­ing at 5pm and the gen­eral class is from 6–7pm.

AL­LAN EVERIST AND TIM CHAP­MAN: Com­bin­ing kick­box­ing and stan­dard box­ing for self de­fence.

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