Rebel boxers show their winning style

Kapi-Mana News - - SPORT - By KRIS DANDO

Two Rebel Box­ing fighters have come away with ti­tles after the re­cent re­gional champs, and they are thirsty for more ti­tles.

Lachie Edge and Jo­vian Wich­man, box­ing in the 51kg and 60kg classes re­spec­tively, both over­came their op­po­nents in tight con­tests at the Welling­tonHutt Val­ley Ama­teur Box­ing Champs last month.

Edge, 15, from Pau­ata­hanui, says the first and sec­ond rounds of his bout were drawn, but he got some vi­tal punches in dur­ing the fi­nal round.

‘‘It was close, when the ref­eree was hold­ing both our arms, I was re­ally wor­ried. But it turned out good, so I was quite re­lieved.’’

He has been train­ing at the Rebel Box­ing gym in the old Porirua Hos­pi­tal grounds for just over two years. He and a group of rugby-play­ing friends de­cided to give it a go, ‘‘and they dropped off but I stayed’’.

Edge says the at­mos­phere at Rebel is se­ri­ous but wel­com­ing and he has made good friends since join­ing up. More than 50 men and women are mem­bers at Rebel.

Next up for him and Jo­vian is the Manawatu Champs this week­end.

Boxers train on Tues­day, Thurs­day and Sunday at Rebel Box­ing, all wel­come.

Ris­ing tal­ent: Young Rebel Box­ing fighter Lachie Edge has been box­ing just two years, but now has a re­gional ti­tle to his name.

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