Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams

Jess wins her bouts and his new champ

By HELEN JACK

BOXER Jessica Williams beat two older and heavier girls in consequtive fights over two weekends to claim the crown of Australian Indigenous Female Champion.

In her quest for the title, Jessica, 14, stepped into the ring against Alana Johnson, from Bundaberg, on July 22 at Beenleigh in Brisbane.

Alana, two weight divisions heavier and two years older than Jessica, and came out hard trying to dominate Jessica in the first round. But Jessica's trainer and father, Jason Williams, said Jessica's skill was better.

"Jessica avoided a lot of heavier punches to score on the back foot and once Jessica started to land clean shots Alana back off allowing Jessica to dominate in the first round," said Jason. "Jessica just shocked her."

Jessica backed-up last weekend at the Bronco's Leagues Club to a packed house to fight Queensland Indigenous Female Champion, Paris Law.

Also heavier and older than Jessica, Jason said Paris also tried to intimidate Jessica.

Timacoy wins

ALSO fighting last weekend was Jessica's brother Timacoy.

Timacoy beat Queenslander Michael Tapau and Dorrigo's Dan Beverley which won him a berth in the Australian cadet boxing team to tour Russia this month.

Timacoy is part of the National Talent Identification program and has a scholarship with the Australian Institute of Sport.

James Roberts, 19, fought Nathan Caroll in the light heavyweight division but lost on points. James trains at the Arthur Maloney's Glove Club.

All these boxers will be on show during a competition at the Lismore Workers Club on August 11.



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