Rookies take to the Rocky ring
A BUNCH of rookies took Rockhampton by storm last Saturday night and many of the local fighters will remember the night Eidsvold Boxing Club came to town.
On the bus at 7am and on their way for an adventure, nine young athletes were ready for their boxing debut in Rockhampton.
“I just want to get there and have a go” Zane Kyle said.
“My brother and I will go okay I think,” he said.
Standing 199cm tall and weighing in at 81kgs, Eidsvold’s Travis Cavanaugh showed his usual confident personality.
“I will just get in and take it on the chin, if he can reach it,” Travis said.
Zane Kyle (at 35kg) was the first of the Eidsvold fighters in the ring and was against Casey Iwikau from Moranbah who was about 15cm taller.
After the first round, Zane got on top of the boy from Moranbah and came away with a very popular (with the crowd) draw.
Eidsvold’s Curtis Williams held his own against a more-experienced RileyWhitestyles from Northern Beaches.
He went down gracefully and will be better off after his first fight.
Jamal Kyle fighting at 44.5kg set the auditorium on fire when he stopped his opponent in the second round.
Young JaydenWilliams was defeated by Greg Toby from PCYC.
“I didn’t know what to expect,” Jayden said.
“I will be ready next time,” Malachi Bauer said, adding fitness let him down in his bout with Yeppoon’s Andrew Mahoni, but he would be better for the outing.
SCRAP: Curtis Williams held his own against Riley Whitestyles, but went down gracefully.