Boxers do community proud at Newcastle boxing event

July 29, 2008

The Bingara Boxing Club travelled to Mayfield in Newcastle for a big night of boxing action. The boys were fighting in front of a capacity crowd and first to fight was Kyle Miller.

ayfield in Newcastle for a big night of boxing action. The boys were fighting in front of a capacity crowd and first to fight was Kyle Miller.

Kyle was competing against a local boy who started stronger.  However in the second and third round Kyle started backing his opponent into a corner. Kyle showed more superior fitness and talent. The result was Kyle winning on all three judges’ cards. It was a credit to Kyle who trained very hard and was rewarded for his dedication.

Second to fight was Kyle Fletcher. Kyle was fighting a local boy who had the style of being a southpaw. This was a great fight with boys winning a round each. It came down to the last round where Kyle was overpowering his opponent who was against the ropes. Kyle then threw a body rip which put his opponent down. The referee got to the count of eight, with the boy still being down on the canvas, however, the bell rang which ended the fight. The result was Kyle losing to a split points decision which surprised everyone including his opponent who showed great sportsmanship after the fight stating to Kyle that Kyle won the contest.

Both Kyles did the community, their families and trainers proud. The boys took on the big boxing gyms of Newcastle and won a lot of fans. A big thanks goes to the super team of Stan Fletcher and David Withers who were the trainers for the night. A special thanks goes to Corey and Toby Reading who attended the fights and supported the boys.

Next fight is Tamworth, Saturday August 2 where Kyle Fletcher could be fighting for the state title. The state champion refused to fight Kyle.