‘Taipan’ shows his venom in Brisbane
Fights off talented rival for unanimous points decision
Tim ‘Taipan’ Chapman The boxers in Brisbane are sparring every night ... I don’t have anything like that.
have trainers to help them out, I don’t have anything like that.”
Chapman has a punching bag hanging in a shed in his backyard.
As for sparing partners, well, who in Eidsvold would get in the ring with him?
The four-round contest started in the Valley’s Fortitude Boxing Gymnasium with both fighters sizing each other up in the first round and neither fighter getting any early advantage.
The second round started with a flurry of good hits from both fighters when Chapman realised that he could be the aggressor and he started to take the fight up to his taller opponent.
By the end of the second round Chapman was ahead and his confidence was building.
The third and fourth rounds were hard fought but in the last 10 seconds of the fight, Chapman laid lots of leather on his opponent and ran out the winner in a split decision.
He hopes his win will show others what can be achieved.
“At the beginning of the year I went to the school to teach the children some Aboriginal dance, they were quick to learn and I was so proud of them,” he said.
“The children are so talented, they are capable of great success and I want them to gain greatness as I know they can.”
Chapman has registered some local young boxers out of his own pocket with the Queensland Amateur Boxing Association and he is taking them to Rockhampton this weekend to a junior tournament.
He is looking for support with his own endeavours and that of the youth in Eidsvold.
WIN IN THE RING: Tim “Taipan” Chapman took victory in a four-round boxing match in Brisbane and hopes his win can inspire others.