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6 April, 2021

Boxers at War roaring success

BOXERS at War 7 ended on Saturday March 27, with a huge crash to the canvas when two super heavy weights finally came together at the Mareeba Turf Club.

By Rhys Thomas

Boxers at war 8 will hit the town again, with dates yet to be announced.

BOXERS at War 7 ended on Saturday March 27, with a huge crash to the canvas when two super heavy weights finally came together at the Mareeba Turf Club. 

The earth was shaking and the crowd was roaring as Patrick (Little Pat) Black went up against opponent Joshua Baldois in the main event of the evening.

Patrick hit his opponent with a bone crushing right hand which landed plush on Joshua's chin in the second round of the main fight of the night.

Joshua gave his all, but Patrick’s size and strength was to overpowering, Joshua was unable to get up and the fight was stopped, Patrick Black was awarded victory by knock out. 

Patrick’s trainer Ashely Cupitt OAM from Ashley Cupitt Boxing was happy with his fighters first fight and subsequent win.

“It was an exciting 1 and a half rounds that had the crowd yelling for more,” he said. 

“This was both fighters first fight in the ring and they acquitted themselves very well. 

“All in all, it was a good night of 10 fights.” 

Joshua Baldois was humble in his defeat as he will take this as good experience and train even harder for his next fight. 

The night was full of standout performance as Riley Candy from Dreams Boxing Gym Townsville was awarded the fighter of the night. 

Brydes Boxing Gym trainer and promoter Wayne Bryde was pleased with the level of the fights and the crowd that came to support the boxers. 

“It was a really good atmosphere the fights were really hyped up by the crowd,” he said

“The crowd was right into it and we had some really good quality fights. 

“Overall I was happy with how it turned out, a lot of work goes into hosting these shows so it was good to get a good crowd and a good response.”   


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