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Australia v New Zealand - Amateur boxing


#1

The next town over (maryborough)is hosting the Dennis Welbeloved memorial tournament this saturday night. It will feature top amateur representatives from Australia, NZ & Fiji. It will be a pleasure to give the Kiwi's another arse kicking :slight_smile:
Good luck fellers


#2

Well, not too many replies so I'll be brief. To put things into perspective early it was a memorial to a pillar of Australian boxing so we had to get the trophy. It was political boxing which was taken well.
I take my hat off to the phenomenal boxing skills of our oceanic neighbors who lost all but 1 decision. There was 1 draw which I will allow but besides one first round stoppage each and every fight was dominated by stronger more experienced New Zealand Golden Gloves & national Champs. Our only two national champs to fight were flogged soundly despite great fanfare.
Want to know more, I forget the names but I have a headfull of great moments. PM me.
We also had a sidebar of 2 mug brawlers. Armchair boxing experts, one of whom was warned by yours truly for foul language in front of women & children who could not throw a single decent punch. It isn’t as easy as it looks boys.


#3

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#4

Doesn't make sense, who actually won?

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#5

You guys definately flogged us but, probably due to this being the first Dennis Welbeloved memorial Cup hometown judging a la Seul Olympics & Japan took over. Very dodgy decisions. Our boys looked strong in one of six fights but took 5.


#6

2 from 6 actually