Goltz brothers? punch powerful



ROCKHAMPTON brothers Shannon and Wade Goltz are finding early success following in their father's footsteps into the ring.

Competing in Roma on the weekend Shannon, 17, stopped Miles' Kyle Van Klaweren in the second round of their 65kg division bout. It was only Shannon's second fight after having his first fight as a 12-year-old.

Younger brother Wade, 16, stopped his opponent Gatton's David Cassidy in the first round of the 51kg division bout.

Shannon and Wade's father Norm Goltz was also a talented fighter in his day at Biloela.

Rockhampton PCYC boxer Lachlan Hinchliffe, in his first fight, stopped Bajool's Dwight Whittington in the second round of their 65kg contest while Steve O'Meara won his 85kg bout on a split-points decision over Brisbane's Dan Taylor.

Battling over three 11/2-minute rounds, Josh Kemp lost a splits points decision against Brisbane's Chris Newcombe- Cook in the 60kg division while fellow Rockhampton PCYC boxer Brodie Kuhn also lost on split points to Roma's Billy-Joe Storch in their 57kg bout.

Trainer Des Upton rebutted Australian Medical Association calls for boxing to be cut from Commonwealth and Olympic Games.

"I couldn't think of a safer sport than boxing with strict medicals before they go into the ring and they wear protective gear,'' Upton said.

Rockhampton PCYC hosts a tournament on April 8.



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