Golden gloves won by Chapman
A SET of treasured golden gloves has been instated to Island Sands Boxing Club courtesy of 10-year-old Owen Chapman, who won his division at the Global Amateur Boxing Association tournament in Toowoomba.
Chapman, Jordan Lindley and dual Queensland champion Harry Chapman all competed for Island Sands in the two-day Golden Gloves tournament which was held from the August 28-29.
Chapman defeated a larger Warwick boxer in a unanimous points decision to claim the coveted prize on the second day of competition.
Having been struck down with whooping cough in recent times, Queensland champ and brother to Owen, Harry Chapman, was below his best and was knocked out of the competition in an extremely tight points decision.
Jordon Lindley returned to the ring after a long spell away from the sport.
With only three weeks of training under his belt he almost managed to upset the eventual Golden Gloves winner Rockhampton’s Harley Broom.
Lindley pushed Broom the entire four rounds but lost on points after an intense bout.
Island Sands boxing coach Russel Thompson said he was very happy with the boys and couldn’t believe the maturity his young stable of fighters exhibited over the course of the tournament.
The boys are set to put on a show at Gladstone PCYC on September 18.