Promising Blackwater boxer Brodie Scales is proving a hit.
Promising Blackwater boxer Brodie Scales is proving a hit. Contributed

Scales delivers for Blackwater

BLACKWATER PCYC Boxing Club travelled to Charters Towers last weekend to attend the Gold City Boxing Club's tournament.

Assistant trainer Sam Serio took Haiden Taylor and Brodie Scales to represent the Blackwater League Club but was only able to match Brodie in his fourth fight.

Taylor was unlucky as he is an experienced boxer with more than 20 fights. With not many attending the meeting, due to the national championships in NSW being only 10 days away, Taylor's good record meant he missed out.

Serio had to give and take a little in the match-up for 15-year-old Scales who weighed in at 62kg. His match was 16-year-old Alex Waddington from the Dragon DoJo Boxing Gym in Townsville who weighed in at 58kg but was having his seventh fight.

The fight plan was for Scales to put pressure on his opponent by throwing combinations then stepping to the side before throwing another combination. This plan worked well with the awkward southpaw landing the punches to his charging opponent.

After being hit with a couple of textbook straight lefts from Scales, Waddington stayed a little wider, becoming open for right jabs which hit the mark.

In the second round, a left rip to the body resulted in Waddington receiving a standing eight count.

After Scales dominated the first two rounds, Waddington knew he had to give his all, coming out strong in the third. However, Scales' jabs continued to collect points and he was awarded the contest with a unanimious verdict.

Serio was pleased with Scales' improvement and, along with trainer Dallas Gostello, now looks forward to taking the team to the last tournament of the year in Emerald on December 10. Next week Bobby Washington, Liam Solinas, Junior Lai and Sharnie Smith travel with the Queensland team for the nationals.



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