Boxers fight hard at the state titles
TWO narrow split points decisions stood between state titles and runner-up finishes for Rose City Boxing Club pair Jacob Wyllie and Jackson McMahon at the weekend.
After winning their fights on Friday, the pair went into finals on Saturday in the Queensland Amateur Boxing Association Championships at Acacia Ridge.
Wyllie lost on a split points decision to a dual Australian champion and now has a 10 wins/one loss record. Some of the spectators threw money on the canvas after the bout in appreciation of the great fight.
Jacob McMahon fought current golden gloves champion Lachlan Turnbull from Bundaberg and put on the best performance of his career in going down in a split points decision.
Britnee Wallace went up 4km to another division so she could be matched but went down on points.
"She put in a huge effort to go the distance against an open boxer with a heap more fights to her credit," club publicity officer Peter McMahon said.
Some patrons at the venue rated the Saturday fights of the two Warwick boys as the best of the tournament.
The Rose City club had 40 supporters from Warwick who travelled to Acacia Ridge for the fights on Saturday. Club presentations this weekend.
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