Boxer punch­ing for youth games

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BOXING

A LO­CAL boxer’s pur­suit of rep­re­sent­ing Australia at the Youth Com­mon­wealth Games will begin this week­end.

Jake Brown will con­test the Boxing Australia Queens­land Se­lec­tion Tri­als at Aca­cia Ridge over the week­end with his Youth games am­bi­tion in the back of his mind.

The 16-year-old will con­test three or four fights in the light wel­ter­weight (60kg) di­vi­sion in the hope of gain­ing state rep­re­sen­ta­tion for the na­tional ti­tles later this year.

“If I win Queens­land ti­tles I will be rep­re­sent­ing the Queens­land team, which will go away and fight around Australia and maybe over­seas be­fore the Aus­tralian ti­tles,” he said.

“If I win at the Aus­tralian ti­tles I get to go to Samoa for the Youth Com­mon­wealth Games. I’ve won three Aus­tralian ti­tles but they couldn’t take me fur­ther be­cause I was too young. Now I’m old enough to go away.”

Jake, a stu­dent at Whit­sun­day Chris­tian Col­lege, will still be at the bot­tom-end of the age scale but he is determined to achieve his goal, even if it is against fighters three years older. “I’m pretty con­fi­dent. I’ve pre­pared my best and been train­ing re­ally hard,” he said.

STATE DUTY: WMA boxer Jake Brown will con­test the Boxing Australia Queens­land Se­lec­tion Tri­als this week­end.

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