‘Taipan’ shows his venom in Bris­bane

Fights off tal­ented ri­val for unan­i­mous points decision

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

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.

PHOTO: NOEL THOMP­SON

WIN IN THE RING: Tim “Taipan” Chap­man took vic­tory in a four-round box­ing match in Bris­bane and hopes his win can in­spire oth­ers.

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