SIX TAMWORTH PCYC boxers went to Brisbane to fight in the National Golden Gloves at Acacia Ridge last weekend, four of them returned with Golden Glove titles and the other two fought their way to silver “gloves”.
All in all it was the best result the PCYC’s boxing troupe had met with, reckoned trainers Paul Saunders and Tony Shea.
They were back at the PCYC on Tuesday afternoon putting their eager young athletes through another rigorous training session.
And all six were there determined to continue their boxing education.
They don’t have to wait long because they have a Muswellbrook tournament on September 7 to attend.
Brad Moncaster, 18, had his first boxing bout in April. He’s had three fights for three wins and won a Golden Glove in his light heavyweight (81kg) division.
Billy McNaughton, 15, is a Year 9 student at McCarthy Catholic College. He’s been fighting just on 12 months and had five bouts for two wins. He won a golden glove in his 60kg lightweight division.
Jai Wilton is the youngest and smallest of the six who starred in Brisbane.
The Westdale Public School Year 6 student is 13 in his 42kg division.
Isaiah Spearim, 15, is in Year 10 at Peel High.
He had his first bout at the Golden Gloves and won silver in his 63kg junior lightweight division.
Nathan Daly, 16, is in Year 11 at MccCarthy Catholic College was having his fourth fight at the Golden Gloves.
“Lost two and won two,” Nathan told The Leader.
“I love it (boxing),I’m learning plenty from Tony and Paul.”
Josh Moncaster, younger brother of Brad, is a talented 16-year-old who is in Year 11 at Peel High.
“He fought in the junior welterweight division in Brisbane and has now won four of his five bouts.
“They’re all going well,” Tony Shea said before starting another training session.
“They all did well but they can improve, they’re always improving.
“No rest here.”