Palm Is­land be­he­moth de­mol­ishes older ri­val

Townsville Bulletin - - Sport -

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.

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