They won't forget Hinchcliffe

REMEMBER the name of Nat Hinchliffe, as opponent Jaroon Lindley certainly will.

PCYC head trainer Des Upton admitted when he took Hinchliffe to Roma on Saturday he was still doubtful whether he should put the 14 year old in the ring against Lindley who is three years his senior.

The weights were right and the fighter keen and so Upton gave the youngster his chance.

He took it well.

“He never looked like losing,” Upton gloated.

The veteran trainer said even the trainers from other fight clubs were impressed with the display.

Nat's cousin Lachlan Hinchliffe also put in a fine display in the 75kg division, winning the belt for the South-west Queensland area.

Last time out Hinchliffe was a little sluggish but not this time around as he proved too strong for opponent Simon Glasby.

“Glasby is a tidy boxer with sting in his punches but Lachlan was too strong,” Upton confirmed.

Not all of the eight Rockhampton fighters went as well as the two Hinchliffes.

George McLaughlan is a gutsy young fighter but the 13 year old was unable to match Mace Hartley with Upton throwing the towel in.

“George wanted to go on but Hartley was too strong for him,” he said.

Robert Walter has difficulty getting a suitable opponent but at Roma he made the most of being matched with Kingaroy's Jimmy Franks, the fight stopping in Walter's favour during the third round.

Yeppoon's Reaf Simpson will look at his fight with Jake McKillop as one he should have won.

“If Reaf had done a little more he would have had it,” Upton said.

No such problems for “The Dancing Man” Beau Briggs who won the Novice Belt for his win over Willy Ellery.

Unfortunately Lincoln Martyn was again defeated by Beenleigh's Shahn Rye in a return bout.




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