Lewis rel­ishes be­ing wickedly good

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT - JON TUXWORTH

IF THIS was a Rocky movie, Lewis Chad­wick would have been Ivan Drago.

The 18- year- old rel­ished the vil­lain role to out­smart Tas­ma­nia’s “golden boy” Daniel Best to win the 67- 71kg na­tional ti­tle in Ho­bart at the week­end.

The Dreams Box­ing Club fighter out­lasted lo­cal favourite Best via points de­ci­sion to claim his first Aus­tralian crown.

Hawks Box­ing Club’s Coo- per Mad­dern, 15, made it a golden dou­ble for Townsville by win­ning the 63.5kg 15- 16 years divi­sion ti­tle.

The pair have spent the past few months spar­ring against each other to achieve their dreams.

Chad­wick sports a tat­too on his left shoul­der which may be prov­ing to be his lucky charm.

“It’s the sym­bol of pro­tec­tion from my Scan­di­na­vian her­itage. I got it this year and haven’t lost with it on yet,” Chad­wick said.

DY­NAMIC DUO: Townsville box­ers Lewis Chad­wick, 18, and Cooper Mad­dern, 15, cov­ered them­selves in glory at the Aus­tralian Box­ing Cham­pi­onships. Pic­ture: ALIX SWEENEY

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