Hat-trick of boxing successes
The third annual Murray River Rumble at ClubMulwala last Saturday night with 13 bouts and an estimated 450 spectators was hailed a great night by tournament supervisor , secretary of League Boxing Inc. (NSW) Ian Batty.
“It was very impressive, well run, well organised, the capacity crowd enjoyed it, the fights were very well matched and congratulations to promoters Matt Kennedy and Kyle Archibald,” he told the Yarrawonga Chronicle.
“These two local promoters do a lot for the youth of the community and for boxing in NSW.”
Mr Batty has been state secretary for nine years. This was his first trip to Mulwala and he was impressed with the venue. “ClubMulwala is a very good venue,” he said.
“The dressing rooms are large and close to the boxing ring. Absolutely brilliant accommodation and the staff were courteous to us.”
League Boxing Inc. (NSW) sanctioned last Saturday’s amateur event and conducted it in conjunction with Combat Sport Authority to ensure conformity with all the laws and legislation, with Kara Tremain, from Dubbo, the licensed promoter.
The main bout of the night was the last one, between 19-year-old Jack Little Field of Orange and, from Murray River Boxing Gym in Mulwala, 16-year-old Jack Moore. And what a fight it was, with a split decision by the five judges going the visitor’s way.
Jack’s coach Matt (Camel) Kennedy praised his young boxer’s efforts. “Jack’s opponent is three-years older, six kilograms heavier, has had 43 fights and it was a split decision. It was a very closely fought contest,” Camel said.
“It was one of the biggest fights you’d ever want to see. I thank all the boxers for their dedication and hard work and all the great support by locals. It was another successful year and I again thank ClubMulwala.”
Local boxing star Jack Moore took the fight right up to his older and more experienced opponent and just lost in a split decision.