Westside boxers earn an overseas trip

SUCCESS at Saturday night’s War of the Worlds boxing tournament might have earned three Westside Gym boxers an overseas reward.

Lynken Dickson, Brad Way and Jacob Stanton all won their bouts at the War of the Worlds to give the gym a 100 per cent result on the night and a big confidence-booster heading into  another tournament in Armidale in two weeks’ time.

Mike Abra, supposedly retired from training but assisting head coach Chris Dickson at the Westside Gym, was delighted with the performances of the gym’s three young boxers.

“They all fought very well,” Abra said.

“Jacob and Brad both had to step up and give away age and weight and experience but the boys were prepared for that.

“And Chris had them prepared well too.”

 Dickson also controlled his fight well, outboxing Josh Moncaster despite being unable to use one of his best weapons.

“He over-extended his left elbow, sparring,”  Abra said.

“He couldn’t use it and I was going to pull him out but Lynken said he couldn’t pull out, wouldn’t pull out, so he had to fight with his right arm.

“He went okay too. It also helped that Josh didn’t take the fight to him either. 

“Lynken was hardly marked in the three rounds. 

“I was very impressed with him.

“The young bloke couldn’t use one of his best weapons but fought very smart.

“Chris (Dickson) has done such a great job with these young boxers. 

“They’re off  to Armidale in a fortnight for another tournament where Brad will fight the main bout for the Frankie Roberts Memorial Belt. 

“Frankie went to the 1960 Olympics.

“And later in the year we’re going to take the three boys overseas for two trips, to give them international experience.”

 Westside’s winning team (from left) Mike Abra (assistant trainer), Brad Way, Jacob Stanton, Lynken Dickson and  Chris 
Dickson (head trainer).

Westside’s winning team (from left) Mike Abra (assistant trainer), Brad Way, Jacob Stanton, Lynken Dickson and Chris Dickson (head trainer).

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