AIMING HIGH: Warwick Boxing Club head trainer Damien Lawler and national champion Jake Wyllie.
AIMING HIGH: Warwick Boxing Club head trainer Damien Lawler and national champion Jake Wyllie. Gerard Walsh

Boxer goes well in first bout in Darwin in games

BOXING: Warwick Boxing Club member Jake Wyllie has won his first fight at the Arafura Games in Darwin.

He is part of the Queensland team competing this week in Darwin.

Wyllie is in the 63kg division and beat the Philippines champion earlier this week.

The Warwick boxer put a count on his opponent in the third round before getting a unanimous points decision.

Wyllie was scheduled to fight the West Australian champion on the weekend in a semi-final.

If he wins, Wyllie will contest the final.

He is one of 10 boxers at the Warwick club who train each weekday at the club gym in Albert St.

Warwick club head trainer Damien Lawler will take a team of five or six boxers to Roma on May 18.

"We have matches already for two boys and three girls to fight over three two-minute rounds,” Lawler said.

Wyllie's next fights will be in Brisbane on May 11 at state selection trials.

"He needs to win next weekend and then at the nationals in Western Australia in June to stay in the running for the Australian Olympic team for Tokyo next year,” he said.

"Jake has won more than three-quarters of his fights and has a good chance to make the team.”

He works at Grove Juice and as a personal trainer between training and competitions.



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