Gladstone boxing duo bring home a couple of state titles
By GREGOR MACTAGGARTmactaggartg@gladstoneobserver.com.au
DYNAMIC Gladstone duo Ben McEachran and Daniel Beahan showed why they are among the most feared boxers in Australia after powerful wins at the Boxing Queensland State Titles in Maryborough.
McEachran was in majestic form taking just under 30 seconds to win the light heavyweight state title, while Beahan also scored an impressive first round knockout in the heavyweight division.
It was a top weekend for the Gladstone Amateur Boxing Club with a number of boxers doing very well.
Coach Mick Daly was glowing in his praise of the dynamic duo and was happy with the overall performance of his boxers.
'Ben and Daniel were red-hot, they were just too good and they really look very good hopes for the Australian championships,' Daly said.
'Overall, I was pleased with our efforts, most of our boxers fought very well.'
Jeffrey Taylor continued his strong form with a striking win to become the junior under 80kg state champion.
The Evans brothers ? Sean and Rhys made it a golden family double by winning their divisions in fine style.
While Matthew Pegg added to the gold rush after a fantastic win in the under-16 66kg category.
One boxer who should have joined the winners was the gutsy Anthony Taylor who lost in an outrageous points decision.
The 14-year-old jumped up three age groups to fight in the under-17 division and according to Daly produced the best performance of the championships.
'Anthony was robbed no doubt about it, he was in great form and fought an absolute ball-tearer ? put it this way, I wasn't happy when the decision went against him,' he said.
'He jumped up to fight someone three years older and everyone but the judges knew he won the fight.'
Daly also mentioned the efforts of George Katsanevas, Larry Chapman, Sheila Daly, Shannon O'Connell and Liam Nicolson who all returned home with silver medals.