BIG HIT: Trainer Des Upton is full of praise for Greg Toby.
BIG HIT: Trainer Des Upton is full of praise for Greg Toby. Matti Brooks Rokmbox

Ringing the last bell on this boxing season tomorrow

WHEN the last bell rings on Saturday night it will mark the end of another successful boxing season for the Rockhampton PCYC Boxing Club.

The club's trainer Des Upton is still working hard to fill the card for the last tournament of the year at the PCYC, but is confident he can field 12 to 14 fights.

"It will be a good night," Des said.

"There will be some quality bouts in the 12 or so fights."

And it will be the last bout for four Rocky boxers before they travel to Sydney at the end of this month to contest the Australian Amateur Boxing Championships.

Sam Walker might not find an Open heavyweight opponent in time for Saturday, but his three pugilist colleagues are slated to fight. Billy Evans in the under 17 54 kilo class, Brandon Hughes in the under 17 63 kilo class and Greg Toby in the under 15 63 kilo class.

Upton believes Greg Toby is the most improved boxer in Queensland and has come along way in just two years under his tutelage.

"Greg is a good boxer and is now one of the best in the state," Upton said.

It will be the first national titles for Toby and he remains hopeful.

"I am hoping I can go pretty good," he said.

And Upton believes his other three boxers have every right to feel positive.

"On his night Brandon can beat anybody," Upton said.

"He needs to improve his defence and he will have to do that in Sydney. And Billy Evans and Sam Walker, well they both have a great shot at the national title in their class."

Boxing starts at 6.30pm tomorrow night and entry is $15 for adults and $8 for children (16 and under).



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