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Six Australians celebrate Oceania Boxing titles

29 June 2017

BOXING: Six Australians have won Oceania Boxing titles on the final day of Championship competition at Paradise Point on the Gold Coast, including Commonwealth Games silver medallist Joseph Goodall and former junior World Champion, Clay Waterman.

Another two Australians, including Rio Olympian Jason Whateley, have qualified for this year’s Boxing World Championships despite losing their final bouts on Thursday.

Goodall’s super heavyweight title was never in doubt, the big Queenslander earning a unanimous points decision over New Zealand’s Patrick Mailata.

Likewise Waterman was also in complete control in his bout against another New Zealander, Jarrod Banks, in the men’s 81kg.

The men’s 91kg final was one of the most anticipated bouts of the day, with the 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist, New Zealand’s David Nyika, an impressive 5-0 winner over Whateley.

Other Australian victories came for Andrew Hunt in the 69kg division over Fiji’s Winston Hill, Harry Garside over New Zealand’s Chad Milnes in the 60kg, Sam Goodman in the 56kg over Vanuatu’s Boe Warawara, and Alex Winwood against Papua New Guinea’s Maxie Mangea in the men’s flyweight.

In the closest bout of the day Papua New Guinea’s Charles Keama defeated Australia’s Tyler Blizzard in a split-points decision 3-2 in the men’s 52kg.

New Zealand’s Richard Hadlow won the men’s 64kg division, beating Colan Caleb from Nauru, while teammate Ryan Scaife beat Samoa’s Henry Tyrell for the 75kg title.

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