Locals ready to rumble

October 13, 2017

Brad Maw in action during the Golden Rivers Fight Night in March earlier this year. Photo courtesy Haig Studios.

Golden Rivers Deniliquin RSL Boxing Club will have two of its finest boxers compete at the Murray River Rumble in Mulwala on October 21.

Blake Charlton and Brad Maw will represent the town and step into the ring, both for their second official bouts.

For Charlton, 17, it will be his first fight in 11 months.

Golden Rivers head trainer and president Roy Lynn said the talented young boxer is ready for the contest.

‘‘Blake was supposed to fight at the Golden Rivers Fight Night but his opponent left before the fight,’’ he said.

‘‘Our issue has been getting someone to get in the ring to face him.

‘‘He’s been ready for this for a while and has improved out of sight since his first fight.

‘‘He has good defence, fast footwork, is very fit and has a big future in boxing.

‘‘He will be contesting a light middleweight bout.’’

Maw will step into the ring with a 1-0 win-loss record.

Lynn said he is confident the 22 year-old cruiserweight will improve his record to two wins.

‘‘Brad defeated a pretty tough opponent in his first fight,’’ he said.

‘‘Both he and Blake have looked good when sparring at training.

‘‘Brad is fit, has a powerful right hand and a strong chin.

‘‘He’ll be hard to beat and I can see a bright future for him as well.’’

The Murray River Rumble will be a chance to prepare for Golden Rivers’ Fight Night to be held at the Deniliquin RSL Club on December 2.

Lynn said he’s expecting another big night after the success of the first fight night.

‘‘Our boxers should be kept active so we’re hoping to hold more fight nights next year,’’ he said.

‘‘We’d like to make it four events every year so we can showcase our local talent.

‘‘We might also have some fighters at the event in Shepparton that will be held in November.’’

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