Kyogle boxer gets the better of Casino rival
A BIG crowd turned out at the Casino RSM Club on Saturday for an exciting night of amateur boxing.
The main event was a thriller and had the crowd on their feet most rounds.
Henry Witkowsky of Kyogle got a points decision over Troy Newman of Casino.
Newman is assistant coach of Casino RSM Amateur Boxing Club and it was his first bout for five years.
In a gruelling battle, Newman put up a gallant attack, but Witkowsky's longer reach and better condition gave him the win.
The main junior bout was a display of scientific boxing between two experienced juniors, with Timacoy Williams getting the nod from Jason Cooper of Deception Bay. Bradley Williams, from Maloney's Glove Club in Lismore, had his first win, over Daniel Priest of Casino in an exciting contest.
Other results: Jake Sutor (Dorrigo) d Michael Wells (Kyogle), Thomas Strain (Tweed Heads) d Daniel Beverley (Dorrigo), Mitchell Gough (Deception Bay) d Mathew Field (Casino), Eli Devine (Dorrigo) d Trent De Witt (Casino), Berwin McElhiney (Mullumbimby) d Lachlan Bennett (Casino), Daniel Sims (Casino) d Sam Tracey (Grafton).
A team of 20 boxers from all over Australia will take part in a training camp in Lismore this week.
Coach Don Abnett from the Australian Institute of Sport will put the team through technical training at various gyms in Lismore and Alstonville.
Local boxers in the squad are Karl Hickling, James Roberts, Australian Golden Gloves champion Timacoy Williams and Australian Novice Golden Gloves champion Billy 'The Kid' Robinson.
Don Abnett will be assisted by Jason Williams, Arthur Maloney and Paul Morris.