Boxer eyes off 2020 Olympics in Tokyo
WARWICK Boxing Club member Jake Wyllie has won a Daily News/Warwick Credit Union Junior Sports Star of the Month award.
He won a national golden gloves title in 2017 for the third year in succession as well as his second Queensland golden gloves title.
During the year, he went up 5kg to win a South East Queensland title and was judged best boxer at tournaments in successive weeks at Caboolture and Beenleigh.
Wyllie currently fights in the 64kg youth division but will graduate to elite level next year.
The 17-year-old goes into year 12 at Assumption College this year.
As for his boxing, his aim is to make the Australian team for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Wyllie has sparred against a boxer who is set to compete in this year's Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast.
Due to games rules, Wyllie could not vie for this year's Australian team as he is too young.
He is trained by Damien Lawler at the Warwick Boxing Club gym and has a record of 30 wins form 36 fights.
All his losses have been on points but he has won eight of his fights by TKO.
"My best punch is the left,” he said.
Wyllie is one of 11 monthly winners to be honoured at the awards night at Hawker Rd Function Centre on March 19.