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14 September, 2021

Mareeba boxers named Queensland champions

MATTHEW Carroll from Bryde’s Boxing Gym in Mareeba put on a dominating performance at the recent Queensland Titles securing his fourth Queensland title.

By Rhys Thomas

Both Matthew Carroll and Wayne Bryde of Bryde’s Boxing Gym in Mareeba have taken home golden medals from the recent Queensland Titles held in Townsville, becoming Queensland Champions. PHOTO CREDIT Neil Olsen

MATTHEW Carroll from Bryde’s Boxing Gym in Mareeba put on a dominating performance at the recent Queensland Titles securing his fourth Queensland title.

The boxing tournament was held in Townsville on September 3 and 4 with a range of boxers from around the region coming for a shot at the title. 

Matthew was fighting in the 60kg division, entering the ring on Friday night with a point to prove and prove it he did winning his first bout with a first round stoppage due to a crushing body shot. 

The following night Matthew reached the final stage squaring off against Dylan Cox from Hawks Boxing, a well-respected and reputable boxing gym. 

The two boxers went all three rounds with Matthew “dominating” the match and winning by decision, all five judges giving Matthew his fourth Queensland title. 

“Matthew was so hungry, he has been training hard since his loss in Mt Isa and he has just stepped it up another level, he had a point to prove and he dominated,” Coach Wayne Bryde said. 

“The second night he fought Dylan Cox and he was a much tougher opponent but Matthew just boxed him for the three rounds and really did a job on him.

“Matthew dominated every round, he was just too strong and too fast.”

Wayne even had to step into the ring himself in the Masters category, winning gold in the heavyweight division and silver after stepping up into the superheavyweight division. 

This secured Bryde’s Boxing Gym their second Queensland champion after both Matthew and Wayne’s fights. 

Up next Byrde’s Boxing Gym will be hosting a boxing tournament in October at the Mareeba Turf Club.


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