Lays down the Law to Tom Tucker to take two from two at Bri­bie fight night

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

NOT an every­day oc­cur­rence for a girl to put the gloves on and jump in the box­ing ring and fight for the pride of her town.

Last Satur­day night Eidsvold’s 16-year-old Danni Bauer did just that at Bri­bie Is­land Box­ing Club and re­ally did do her town proud.

Danni said she didn’t know what to ex­pect in her first fight but she knew that her op­po­nent was in her early 30s and was very ex­pe­ri­enced in the ring.

“This is my first time in the box­ing ring and I am ner­vous about what is go­ing to hap­pen,” Danni said. “I have been train­ing hard and I think I will be okay,” she said.

Danni was matched against three0-year-old Me­ganWood from Un­der­wood, a fairly com­pe­tent boxer who when she stepped into the ring and was an­nounced as just Megan.

“I was an­nounced as the first fe­male boxer from Eidsvold, hav­ing my first fight and I felt proud and ner­vous at the same time,” Danni said.

After three tough 1.5 minute rounds the girl from Un­der­wood stood up as the win­ner and Danni Bauer had got through her first fight.

The night in Bri­bie was a mix­ture of heavy

This is my first time in the box­ing ring and I am ner­vous about what is go­ing to hap­pen

weights, novices and guys who just wanted to slug it out. Eidsvold’s youngest con­tender was nine-year-old Cur­tisWil­liams and at 48.9kg he didn’t take up much space in the ring.

Cur­tis also came up against an ex­pe­ri­enced lit­tle boxer called Brodie Hal­li­well from Bri­bie Is­land who didn’t hold any­thing back and went on the de­feat Cur­tis in three rounds.

Thomas McLach­lan from Bri­bie Is­land then came up against Jarmbe Law from Eidsvold and Jarmbe was found out in a way that he did not ex­pect. Thomas over­pow­ered Jarmbe from the bell and hit him with ev­ery­thing he had. The first round went to the boy from Bri­bie and in the sec­ond it didn’t get any bet­ter for the boy from Eidsvold and the fight was stopped.

The ex­pe­ri­ence that is gained by the young Eidsvold box­ers is build­ing con­fi­dence and men­tal strength.

Eidsvold’s only fighter com­ing out of the red cor­ner, Dar­ren Law made it two from two with a very dom­i­nate win over Bri­bie Is­land’s Tom Tucker.

The first round saw Law mov­ing around the ring with Ali like move­ments, on his toes and a look on his face that gave away noth­ing.

With ex­tremely fast hands Law hit Tucker with sev­eral blows to the face, chest and up­per boby.

The boy from Bri­bie could not tag law with any­thing as he moved in and then away with cat­like stealth.

Round two and three fol­lowed the same track and Law got more on top of his op­po­nent the longer the fight went on.

Law said he was pumped be­fore he stepped into the ring and wanted to get the win for Eidsvold.

“I feel com­fort­able in the ring and I have been train­ing hard almost ev­ery day,” Law said.

“Tim Chap­man is giv­ing all the boys con­fi­dence and we are fight­ing for him,” he said Peter Ja­cobi from the Drift­wood Café and Kiosk in El­liott Heads said the Eidsvold chil­dren de­serve some support, so we have sup­plied all the Eidsvold box­ers’ new boots, shorts and gloves.

“My wife Michelle and I will join the box­ers on their jour­ney and help them live out their dream,” Mr Ja­cobi said.

Com­ing off a big win in Rock­hamp­ton three weeks ago Ja­mal Kyle came up against a young Bri­bie boxer hav­ing his first fight.

Callum McIn­tosh showed plenty of ag­gres­sion and over­pow­ered the Eidsvold boy who learned a valu­able les­son about what to ex­pect if you shake up a bee’s nest.

Ja­mal came out con­fi­dent in the first round and was hold­ing his own un­til the start of the sec­ond when Callum un­leashed a flurry of punches that turned Ja­mal around and sent him to a neu­tral cor­ner for an eight count. The Eidsvold fighter ended the third round with plenty to be proud of and the decision could have gone ei­ther way. 1 from 2 and a great les­son learned and plenty of ex­pe­ri­ence un­der his belt.

Tim Taipan Chap­man has a fight him­self in 2 weeks and we will be fol­low­ing the coach on his jour­ney.

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