Jamal controls his first contest
WINNING is the best way to start in a new sport and Jamal Kyle did just that, fighting his way to victory against his more experienced Moranbah opponent last Saturday night.
Boxing in a ring for the first time, Jamal intimidated Tyreck Buchaman with a barrage of combinations and aggressive rips to the body.
Buchaman would not come out for the third round after Jamal dominated the first two rounds.
“I feel out of myself at the moment. I am outside of my body watching,” Jamal said after he left the ring.
“It feels so good to win in front of so many Eidsvold people.
“I am very proud of what I have just done.”
Coach Tim Chapman could not get the smile off his face and Jamal’s win had put the spring back in his step.
“Jamal just gave it to him. I couldn’t be any happier right now,” Chapman said.
“That performance was outstanding and it played out just as I wanted.”
Boxing for the first time, Jamal travelled to the Rockhampton Boxing Club tournament.
The newly-reformed Eidsvold Boxing Club supported Jamal and will now help prepare him for his next fight which is set for Bribie Island in a few weeks.
“I am not going to jump to conclusions and I want to see him fight another few fights,” father Anthony Dodd said.
“He went very well tonight and I just saw him fight a high-quality fight.”
Chapman is training Jamal three nights a week and is keen to work with him and see him progress into the future.