THE TEAM: Rose City Boxing Club members Teresa Poole, Britnee Wallace, Jack Mountain, Jacob Wyllie and Jackson McMahon are ready for the state championships at Acacia Ridge.
THE TEAM: Rose City Boxing Club members Teresa Poole, Britnee Wallace, Jack Mountain, Jacob Wyllie and Jackson McMahon are ready for the state championships at Acacia Ridge. Gerard Walsh

Rose City Boxing Club's fighting five head off to champs

IF YOU are fighting a member of the Rose City Boxing Club, look out for the straight right.

Three of the five boxers heading to the Queensland Amateur Boxing Association Championships starting Friday, Jackson McMahon, Teresa Poole and Jacob Wyllie, rate the right to the body as their best punches.

Britnee Wallace rates the straight left jab as her best.

Boxers fighting Jack Mountain beware - he is proud of his overhand right.

The five will compete in the three-day state championships at Acacia Ridge.

Jacob Wyllie goes into the championships with a nine win, no loss record and put some of his success down to his aggression.

"I want to live up to my fighting name, The Machine," he said

Teresa Poole has won her only fight.

"I pride myself on my technique," she said.

Jackson McMahon has a record of four wins/four losses and prided himself that he hasn't been knocked down in the fight.

"I am happy with my defence but power and aggression are the keys for me," he said.

"I want to win my first state title this weekend."

Britnee Wallace has a six wins/five losses record and trains each weekday as she aims for her goal of being a professional boxer.

She will be aiming this weekend to win her second title in two successive championships.

Jack Mountain has lost his only fight but that has not deterred him in a new sport.

"Boxing is fun, I like training," he said.

Club trainer Damien Lawler said he was impressed with the form of three of his boxers who travelled to the Albert Shire Gym for a session of spas.

"Britnee sparred against a two-times Australian representative, Jacob against a junior world title representative and Jackson against an undefeated boxer from England," Lawler said.



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