Rook­ies take to the Rocky ring

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Noel Thomp­son noel.thomp­son@cnbtimes.com.au

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.

PHOTO: NOEL THOMP­SON

SCRAP: Cur­tis Wil­liams held his own against Ri­ley Whitestyles, but went down grace­fully.

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