Boxer dreams of gold

Ellenbrook Advocate - - FRONT PAGE -

JU­NIOR boxer Tara Moss has dreams of win­ning a gold medal at the Olympic Games, after start­ing the sport 18 months ago.

The Ave­ley res­i­dent won her first am­a­teur fight last month and is train­ing for the Box­ing WA State Cham­pi­onships’ novice divi­sion in Oc­to­ber.

The 12-year-old said she en­joyed spar­ring with older box­ers and other kids.

“Fight­ing is fun and not many girls do it,” she said.

She said she trained three times a week in prepa­ra­tion for the up­com­ing cham­pi­onships.

Coach Troy Sa­betta said his charge had nat­u­ral tal­ent.

“Tara comes to train, but she is also con­fronted with the hard ses­sions that are a chal­lenge to any­body,” she said.

“Not only do we train and pay at­ten­tion to de­vel­op­ing tech­nique, there is also growth there as a per­son and hav­ing ap­pli­ca­tion to­wards what she needs to get mo­ti­vated be­cause it is hard work.

“We find ways to en­joy train­ing and keep the mo­ti­va­tion there.”

Sa­betta said his boxer would get the op­por­tu­nity to fight in state ti­tles and rep­re­sent WA in the na­tion­als in the fu­ture.

Tara Moss.

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