Young boxers work with top coach
"DO YOU feel warm?" Mick Daly asks the young crowd.
"Do you feel loose?"
"Do you feel like a sleep?"
"Then you didn't do it hard enough."
Daly is an easy-going guy but he didn't become respected as one of the best boxing coaches by being a pushover.
His friend and national head of boxing coaching Don Abnett was in Gladstone this week to run a training camp at Daly's Gladstone Amateur Boxing Gym, focusing on the sort of preparations boxers need to go through to get to Olympic standard.
Yesterday, 22 boxers aged 8-28 from Gladstone, the Rockhampton PCYC and Bundaberg's Attila Boxing Academy, worked out at an education session.
Abnett has been travelling up the east coast doing training camps for Boxing Australia.
"We're working mostly with low-impact exercises. Lots of knowledge," he said.
Daly's gym has added recent Olympic boxer Billy Ward to its list of champions.
"There're boxers that are keen to relocate to Gladstone to train under Mick Daly because that's where they will get the best outcomes," Abnett said.