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Mareeba takes national boxing titles by storm

Bryde's Boxing Gym Mareeba secured two silver medals and one bronze medal at the Australia Amateur Titles held in Sydney recently.

MAREEBA’S Bryde’s Boxing Gym has added to its stellar reputation after some impressive performances from some of its boxers at the Australian Amateur Boxing Titles held in Punchbowl, Sydney recently.

The gym was able to bring home two silver medals and one bronze medal in one of the biggest amateur events held in Australia in a number of years, with more than 100 bouts taking place over the three days of competition.

Below is how each medallist from the Bryde’s Boxing Gym fared over the competition:

Matthew Carroll

On night one of the tournament, Matthew continued his winning streak in a dominant performance against Tasmanian Cayden Rossi with a unanimous points decision victory. Matthew then proceeded to the final where he went head to head against very tough and classy Rockhampton boxer Brodi Helliwell. Matthew lost via split-decision, resulting in him taking out the silver medal.

Matthew’s coach Wayne Bryde said he cannot be more proud of his young boxer.

“Matthew Carroll puts 110 percent into his training and that’s why he is always at the top of the sport and will continue his success in the new year,” he said.

Arnold Green

Arnold also was fortunate to fight in the final for a gold medal, however came up short and had to settle for the silver medal.

Coach Wayne Bryde said Arnold has plenty of natural boxing talent and will go a long way in the sport.

Baydon Hopgood

After making his debut earlier this year, Baydon Hopgood has continued his immense improvement in a very short period of time.

Further evidence of that is his performance in Punchbowl, where he secured a bronze medal in what was a very tough fight with experience New South Wales boxer Charzar Ali.

Coach Wayne Bryde said it was a very tough and close fight that saw plenty of leather traded throughout the bout.

“Baydon is only new in the sport and has accomplished so much in such a short time,” he said

“To be number three in Australia is unbelievable in only ten months of training.”

Bryde’s Boxing gym Mareeba said they would like to thank everyone who donated money and helped get their team down to Sydney.

“Without your support none of this could ever have happened, so thank you,” Wayne Bryde said.

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