Boxers shine in Tasmania

BENDIGO Amateur Boxing Club achieved a 3-2 record at Saturday night's boxing tournament in Penguin, Tasmania.

A highlight was Matt Hall's victory by technical knockout in the second round.

Brad Morgan and Kyle Marsh won their contests on points.

Jake Pfeiffer, 15, marked his boxing debut.

Although a split decision did not go in his favour, Pfeiffer earned the Best Boxer of the Night award.

Dino Rafaeles was a late inclusion from the California Gully-based gym on the card.

The 22-year-old fights in the 52kg class, but conceded 5kg to his opponent in this contest.

The bout ended in victory for Rafaeles' opponent.

Family reasons meant that Boedan Nelson, who was to make his comeback to competition, did not head across to Tasmania for the tournament.

Long-time trainer at Bendigo Amateur Boxing Club, Pat Connolly was rapt with the performances of all five boxers in Penguin.

"Matt Hall fought extremely well. He put his opponent down with a left hook and then later with a right hand. Both times it went to an eight count.

"Brad Morgan and Kyle Marsh dominated." 

The lead-up for all six boxers was helped along by Olympic boxer Lynden Hosking from Hosking's Boxing in Garsed Street.

Next tournament will be the Hit Factory-run event on September 21. 

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