Port Sam­son prod­uct peaks to win State ti­tle

Pilbara News - - Sport - Pe­ter de Krui­jff

■ A Point Sam­son fighter has rolled with his fair share of punches to earn the chance to fight for a spot on the na­tional boxing team be­fore the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Wick­ham PEAK 1 Boxing Club’s Luke Mor­ri­son won the 91+kg WA State Ti­tle in unan­i­mous de­ci­sion af­ter a three­r­ound fi­nal in Fre­man­tle on Oc­to­ber 4.

It was Mor­ri­son’s sec­ond fight against Isaac Fis­cher Ras­mussen, whom he beat in a State se­lec­tion tour­na­ment ear­lier this year.

De­spite be­ing 20kg lighter, Mor­ri­son dom­i­nated the match by work­ing on his op­po­nent’s body.

The WA State Boxing Team will travel to the Aus­tralian Na­tional Boxing Cham­pi­onships in Queens­land this Novem­ber.

PEAK 1 head coach Mick Hale said Mor­ri­son had missed out on the last na­tional tour­na­ment through in­jury, but was def­i­nitely go­ing to make the na­tion­als.

Hale will work on Mor­ri­son’s strength dur­ing the next two months with a warm-up fight likely at the up­com­ing Fight­night VI hosted by the Kar­ratha Raiders Boxing Club on Oc­to­ber 31. Mor­ri­son has only ever been a few ki­los over the 91kg mark and has of­ten re­lied on his mo­bil­ity to beat his op­po­nents.

The up­com­ing na­tional cham­pi­onships will throw up plenty of qual­ity op­po­nents, with the sport’s golden boy and cur­rent Com­mon­wealth Games su­per heavy­weight sil­ver medal­list Joe Goodall in the same weight divi­sion.

Daniel Stu­art, 17, who started his ca­reer with PEAK 1, and has been train­ing with the Balga Boxing Club to gain some dif­fer­ent ex­pe­ri­ence, also fought at the State Ti­tles, but in the 81kg class.

He lost in the semi­fi­nal to 22year-old Jor­dan Sa­mar­darli, who also fought in the Com­mon­wealth Games in Scot­land last year.

Sa­mar­darli lost in the State ti­tle fi­nal to Steve Wright.

Hale said Mor­ri­son and Stu­art’s big year in the ring had helped boost the club’s na­tional pro­file.

“It’s not bad for a lit­tle club un­der a squash court,” he said.

PEAK 1 Boxing Club in Wick­ham is a not-for-profit club reg­is­tered with Boxing WA.

Train­ing is on Tues­day and Thurs­day nights at 7pm, with ad­di­tional coach­ing for reg­is­tered box­ers.

For in­for­ma­tion, visit Peak 1 Boxing Club on Face­book.

Pic­ture: PEAK 1 Boxing Club

Daniel Stu­art and Luke Mor­ri­son have had a suc­cess­ful year, rais­ing the pro­file of the PEAK 1 Boxing Club.

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