Fighters bound for Victoria
HE calls himself “Kid Dynamite” and now he will put that name to test when he puts on his gloves for the Australian Amateur Boxing League National titles in Geelong, Victoria.
Lincoln “Kid Dynamite” Martyn will join Rockhampton’s Nat Hinchliffe, Kuant Kutah, Lachlan Hinchliffe and Harley Broom on November 26 for the four-day tournament.
And although a nosebleed is barely a scratch to these five local boxers, they will now band together for their toughest and biggest competition yet this year.
Rockhampton PCYC trainer Des Upton said the boys had trained since February for this event and the crew were expected to put up a good fight.
Lincoln Martyn, 13, will compete in 38kg division and has only recently joined the sport.
“Lincoln is just coming of age and he will make a strong fighter when he turns 15 and 16,” Upton said.
Lachlan Hinchliffe, 18, will compete in the 75kg intermediate division and will go in with high expectations with already impressive fights this year.
“Lachlan has been boxing for five or six years, he started right underneath my house,” Upton said.
Harley Broom, 17, will compete in the 54kg intermediate division and both Broom and Hinchliffe have been at the Australian titles before.
“Harley and Lachlan are both really good boxers and should go well in the competition,” he said.
Kuant Kutah, 23, will compete in the 63.5kg intermediate division and Upton said he will be one to keep on eye on with his quick movements and light feet.
Nat Hinchliffe, 14, will compete in the championships (51 kg division) with his cousin Lachlan and Upton said he has had some good fights this year and won’t disappoint the crowd.
“Nat very strong little fighter, he played eight games and has had eights wins – he is very strong,” he said.
Upton said he expects all of the boys to perform well and although they are competitive they mainly compete for the fun of the sport.
“It is only amateur boxing at the moment so they compete mainly for fun.”
The competition marks the final for the boxing season and Upton said they would start again in February next year.