Hat-trick of box­ing suc­cesses

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Classies Classies - BY ROBERT MUIR

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.

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