Palm Island behemoth demolishes older rival
PALM Island boxer David Sam proves the old theory that if you’re good enough, you’re old enough.
T h e g i a n t 1 5 - y e a r - o l d headed to Rockhampton on the weekend for the Global Boxing Organisation fight night where he was given the ominous task of coming up against a fighter three years his senior.
But Sam was hardly out of his element in the heavyweight bout, shocking local Dillon Stokes with a commanding victory.
Sam’s trainer Ray Dennis said the packed-out venue w a s b u z z i n g a f t e r t h e teenager’s triumph.
‘‘ He hit the bloke so hard he nearly lifted him out of the ring,’’ he said.
‘‘ I think they thought they would get an easy win because he was big but young, but he punched the heck out of him.’’
However Dennis said there could be negative repercussions following such a dominant win from the 99kg heavyweight.
‘‘ It will be hard to get him a fight now from anyone under 19 years old,’’ he said.
The Palm Island club took seven fighters to Rocky for the 38-card night, returning with four wins.