Tamworth boxers shine at Yamba

THREE Tamworth PCYC Boxing Club boxers have continued their winning pugilistic careers in a successful coastal trek.

Tamworth’s three winning boxers (from left) Josh Moncaster, Brad Moncaster and Billy McNaughton.

Tamworth’s three winning boxers (from left) Josh Moncaster, Brad Moncaster and Billy McNaughton.

Josh Moncaster, Brad Moncaster and Billy McNaughton all fought and won at last weekend’s Yamba tournament,  coach Paul Saunders said.

2013 National Golden Gloves Champ Billy McNaughton (15) won his junior welterweight fight by way of a unanimous points decision over Jayden Livingstone of Yamba.

“Billy has improved out of sight this year and has strung a few wins in a row together now and we are looking forward to seeing what he can do for the rest of this year,” Saunders said.

Next up was 19-year-old 2013 National Golden Gloves and NSW State Heavyweight Champ Brad Moncaster in the heavyweight division.

“Brad’s fight was an absolute war against a very tough Coffs Harbour opponent who towered over Brad and appeared a much heavier fighter although there was only two kilos difference on the scales between the two,” Saunders said.

“Brad won his bout by way of a split points decision and was very bloodied and wary when the final bell rang. 

“This win now improves his record to seven fights for seven wins.”

Lastly was Brad’s younger brother, 17-year-old 2013 National Golden Gloves, NSW State and Central NSW Champ Josh Moncaster  in the junior welterweight division. 

Josh’s original opponent pulled out the night before the tournament and it looked as if he wouldn’t be matched, however there was an opponent for him in the very experienced Danny Beverly from Dorrigo who has had almost 50 fights. 

“Although giving away five times the experience and four years in age, Josh was up to the challenge and fought the best fight of his short career thus far, dominating his opponent from the opening bell,” Saunders said. 

“Josh dropped him in the first round and took control early.

“His speed was the key.” 

Josh’s impressive win and performance also earned him the Fighter of the Night Trophy.

The Moncaster brothers – as well as NSW State, Central NSW and NSW Central Coast Champ Isaiah Spearim – have all been matched to fight in Moree next weekend on a card that is headlined by former Olympian and Moree local Cameron Hammond. 

The Moree boxer is promoted and managed by former world champion Ricky “The Hit Man” Hatton who will be sitting ringside on the night.

“The boys are very excited to be able to showcase their skills in front of Ricky in Moree and I’m sure they will all do Tamworth proud,” Saunders said.

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