Fighting to the top
Even at age 10, there is simply no stopping Amelia O’Toole in the boxing ring
BOXING: Amelia O’Toole is proving to be one talented 10-year-old female boxer as she fought her way to the Under 13 Queensland Novice Boxing Title.
Over the weekend, Amelia and her family, as well as her two coaches Chris Seng and Peter LeGrof, travelled to Acacia Ridge for the much anticipated event.
Coach Seng said Amelia’s hard work had really paid off.
“Amelia’s head coach Peter LeGrof has been putting in a lot of time with her including gym, pad and bag work, running and general training,” he said.
“We struggle to get sparring in Charleville and to fight you need to good sparring.
“Peter has been taking her away to Brisbane and the coast for sparring because if you don’t get sparring you are at such a disadvantage.
“However, it didn’t come back to bite us this time and Amelia had plenty of sparring and fought really well.”
The action kicked off on Friday evening with Amelia going up against Holly Morrison from Warwick.
“Amelia had a hard fight first up against Holly Morrison that went the distance. It was a good hard fight and she luckily walked away with the win,” Seng said.
“She then went through to the final on Saturday where she came against Aryiana Thomas from Brisbane.
“Amelia stopped her in the first round and it was a very impressive showing and she is now four fights for four wins with two by stoppage.”
Amelia’s mother Kylie was also extremely proud of her outstanding achievements.
“We are extremely proud of Amelia’s achievement of winning the Novice Title, but we are especially proud of the sportsmanship she showed towards her opponents,” Kylie said.
“Amelia is really excited about her win and now has set sights set on the Queensland Golden Gloves in August.”
TOP FLIGHT FIGHT: Amelia O’Toole with her coaches Chris Seng and Peter LeGrof after her boxing success at the weekend. INSET: Amelia shows off the spoils of victory.