Boxers from two clubs aim for fights on Saturday

PUNCH ON: Jake Wyllie (Rose City club) and Brodie Fox (Warwick club) hope to be matched in separate divisions on Saturday at WIRAC.
PUNCH ON: Jake Wyllie (Rose City club) and Brodie Fox (Warwick club) hope to be matched in separate divisions on Saturday at WIRAC. Gerard Walsh

BOXING: Jake Wyllie reckons he will be old enough to go for an Australian team by the time of the 2018 Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast.

At age 16, the Rose City Boxing Club member has 22 wins from his 25 fights, including six by TKO.

He and Warwick Boxing Club member Brodie Fox both want to go professional one day.

"I want to be an amateur to age 19 and then go professional,” Fox said.

"I am definitely improving and train five days a week. I am aiming for my first win this weekend.”

His father Chris Fox taught him to box as a youngster and now he is under Warwick Boxing Club trainer Peter Liesegang.

Wyllie and Brodie Fox are hoping to be matched at Saturday's Warwick Fight Tournament which starts at WIRAC at 2pm. Wyllie is in the under 60kg division and Fox is hoping to be matched in U69kg.

Liesegang said two of his boxers had bouts last weekend at a corporate fight night put on by Steve Deller who has a gym in Fortitude Valley.

"David Kern won by a TKO and Will Pratt had a draw with a professional in an exhibition bout,” he said.

Liesegang said all of the boxers from Warwick were working hard in the run-up to the weekend tournament.

"It is good to see the two clubs working together to organise the fight night,” he said.

Warwick boxer Andrew Jones has already been matched in a masters fight.

Tickets will be on sale at the door for the Warwick Fight Tournament from 2pm to well into the night at WRAC on Saturday. It is the first major boxing tournament at WIRAC.

Tickets are $15 adults, $10 children and children under 10 free.

See more on the fight tournament at WIRAC in the Daily News later this week.

Topics:  boxing, rose city boxing club, tournament, warwick boxing club, whatson, wirac

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