King of the Ring a huge success

The inaugural PCYC King of the Ring tournament was held last weekend at PCYC Blacktown, with almost 40 finals contested.

The standard of boxing was amazing and the dedication and hard work of coaches obvious for all to see.

PCYC Blacktown again hosted another great event and their amazing troupe of volunteers – led by Isa and JoJo are an example to all clubs of what can be done.

The new championship rings were a massive hit – and promises to create a strong tournament for future years. All coaches who had a winning boxer received a ring, as did the Referees for the tournament.

We had entries from WA, ACT and Victoria. We had many Australian champions at the tournament, but such was the quality of the matches not all of them won.

Highlights for the event included a great semi-final between Troy O’Meley and PCYC Blacktown’s Koen Mazoudier, with Koen getting the nod from judges. Novice super-heavyweights Josh Hamilton and Deepak Basrai showing ability well beyond their experience to have the crowd out of their chairs for most of the bout. Ebanie Bridges from Baratillo’s Bombers winning best novice boxer of the tournament

And Jason Fawcett from PCYC Umina Beach getting Best open boxer of the tournament.

Over the two days there was fantastic sportsmanship and honest competition. The standard of officialdom was the very best in the country. All coaches are to be commended on the way they went about their business – great result after plenty of preparation.

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