FIGHT NIGHT: Paul Howorth, of Murwillumbah, and Woodburn’s Gavin Begbie go head-to-head during their fight at Woodburn-Evans Head RSL Club’s big night of boxing, organised by the Evans Head-Woodburn Boxing Club.
FIGHT NIGHT: Paul Howorth, of Murwillumbah, and Woodburn’s Gavin Begbie go head-to-head during their fight at Woodburn-Evans Head RSL Club’s big night of boxing, organised by the Evans Head-Woodburn Boxing Club.

Northey wins title at Evans Head tournament

EVANS Head-Woodburn boxer Vince Northey won a title when the Woodburn-Evans Head RSL Club was the venue for one of the most successful amateur boxing tournaments held on the Far North Coast for many years on Saturday night.

Northey defeated Joe Evans, of Gatton, for the 86kg belt.

A packed house witnessed. the event where the Evans Head-Woodburn Amateur Boxing Club teamed up with the NSW Amateur Boxing League.

Of the 24 action-packed bouts, there were eight title belt bouts.

One of those was a Masters title won by Paul Howorth, of Murwillumbah. He defeated local boxer Gavin Begbie in the 75kg division for the Far North Coast title.

Evans Head-Woodburn boxer Vince Northey defeated Joe Evans, of Gatton, for the 86kg belt.

Mitchell Stapleton (Nambucca Heads) outpointed Mikey Kelly, of Ballina, for the 63.5kg junior belt.

Solomon McElroy of Kempsey beat Curtley Hammond, of Moree, for the light welterweight belt.

Alina Lazarona, of Armidale, beat Keely Stapleton, of Nambucca Heads, for the 63.5kg female belt.

James McDonald, of Guyra, beat Jordan Rezides, of Woodburn, for the 71kg senior belt.

Casino boxer Scott Copeland beat Tyler White, of Woodburn, for the 81kg junior belt.

Mitchell Whitelaw, of Nambucca Heads, beat Quinton Carey, of Mr Tarampa, for the 86kg belt.

Non-title bouts:

Asher Woolfe (Mt Tarampa) d Zacman Agham (Coffs Harbour) 78kg.

Clinton Skinner (Casino) d Dean Goodwin (Lower Macleay) 63.5kg.

Raymond Anderson (Ballina) d Tristan Langley (Lower Macleay) 78kg.

Blake Roberts (Ballina) d Luke Robinson (Moree) 86kg.

Ezekial Scayshrack (Kempsey) NDC Jake Simonds (Woodburn) 57kg.

Caleb Gray (Woodburn) d Coby Smith (Yamba) 37kg.

Gary Bell (Woodburn) d Tom Lousic (Yamba) 71kg.

Krystal White (Woodburn) NDC Lydie Baval (Nambucca Heads) 63.5kg female.

Mitchell Gerrard (Moree) d Drew Yates (Woodburn) 67kg.

Brandon Anderson (Ballina) NDC Mitchell Stapleton 63.5kg.

Joe Naylor (Dorrigo) NDC Asher Woolfe (Mt Tarampa) 71kg.

Liam Roberts (Guyra) NDC Tzak Handley (Nambucca) 41kg.

Cara Barnes (Casino) NDC Krystal White (Woodburn) 63.5kg female.

Owen Simpson (Ballina) NDC Lewis Jurd (Gatton) 91kg.

Chris Daley (Moree) d Chris Skinner (Casino) 78kg.

Clint Morton (Woodburn) drew with Kane Hutchinson (Woodburn) 91kg.

Club sponsor Rod Simmons and boxing club members thanked head trainer and promotor Christian Booker for running one of the best tournaments ever held on the Far North Coast.



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