Boxers prepare for in-ring action
IT is another big weekend for Tweed Heads PCYC amateur boxers coming up with light heavyweight Travis Chambers fighting his first main event at the Condong Bowls Club tomorrow night and middleweight stablemate Dwayne Good contesting the National Indigenous Tournament tonight at the Brisbane Broncos club at Red Hill.
Chambers, 25, who has a record of three wins and two losses from just five bouts had a torrid four round work out with WBA number eight 'Tiger' Tim Bell three weeks ago and was so impressive he has been asked back next time Victorian Bell comes up to the Gold Coast.
Tomorrow night, Chambers faces Ashmore's Luke Stevens in the headline bout at the Condong Bowls Club in an interstate contest at 81 kg.
Stevens is in the top bracket in Queensland and has eight wins from 11 contests.
Despite still being in the novice category, Chambers has recorded two good wins over North Coast champion Jake Suter from Dorigo in his last two bouts at Condong and promoter Stuart Stone, from the Murwillumbah Boxing Club, has decided to move him up to main event status.
A win over the accomplished Stevens will provide a major confidence boost before the South East Queensland Titles next weekend and the State championships later in the year.
Chambers has sparred professional gym mates, Trevor Jacky and Casey Hannan, and Aussie number 10, Will Hadlow over the past two weeks.
Good , 29, who retired from State League Soccer last season, where he played for Mt Gravatt, steps up in competition and represents Queensland in the annual Murri v Koori challenge- after having just one bout.
He takes on NSW's Jason Morris in the 75 kg division. Dwayne was nominated for the Queensland team after he scored a TKO win in his debut in May.