Christopher Brackin is shaping up to be a promising young boxer.
Christopher Brackin is shaping up to be a promising young boxer. Ella Archibald-Binge

‘Critter’ wins Queensland title after dominant bout

THE bell went, the referee raised a hand and Christopher 'Critter' Brackin was declared the winner.

The former Stanthorpe boxer claimed a Queensland title when he participated in the Australian Golden Gloves Championships in Brisbane recently.

The 14-year-old has been boxing for two years, won several fights and even secured a few titles.

Mother Kellie Brackin said Christopher pulled off two great fights.

"He won his first fight on the Thursday night and when he fought a guy from South Australia and then went straight into the finals on Sunday," she said.

"On Sunday we were all nervous for him but it was pretty exciting.

"Christopher was nervous like he normally is before fights but when he gets into the ring that changes.

"I could tell after the first round that he had his Western Australian opponent buggered.

"In the second round they put an eight count on the other guy and in the third round Christopher was all over him."

Mrs Brackin said Christopher was announced the winner by unanimous points decision and he was ecstatic at the news.

Trainer Brendon Smith said the fight of the night went to Christopher.

He also said Christopher is a pleasure to work with and is so passionate when he fights.

Out of the group of boxers that went from Smithy's Gym in Toowoomba Christopher was the only one to win Golden Gloves.

"He has only been training with Brendon Smith for three months," Mrs Brackin said.

She also said despite the family having a boxing background she was initially apprehensive about her son boxing but changed her mind when she first saw him fight.

"He was so determined and so committed," she said.

"I watched him play football for a couple of years and he probably came out of that just as bruised and battered.

"He just loves training at Smithy's and has made some wonderful friends there."

Christopher trains every day, runs three morning a week and goes to the gym at night.

Stanthorpe Border Post


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