Boxers fight well at Roma
THREE Warwick boxers attended a large fight tournament held in Roma on Saturday evening.
Heading the local contingent was middleweight boxer Shane ‘The Hurricane’ Parry who fought highly rated Chinchilla fighter Ashley Benson.
After two thrilling rounds Parry appeared to have a slight points lead over his tenacious opponent.
Starting the third round however, Parry unleashed a withering attack of heavy blows to the head and body of his opponent leaving him staggering around the ring like a drunken sailor on shore leave.
This resulted in a unanimous points victory to the Warwick pugilist.
Ten-year-old Paul Parry fought Kallem Pebbles of Island Sands in a support bout that had the crowd roaring from start to finish. Both boxers showed skills beyond their years and left the ring to a standing ovation.
Paul lost a close decision, but so exciting was their bout they have been tentatively matched to fight again next month.
Warwick welterweight Kyle ‘Tank’ Teers’ opponent withdrew from the contest so he fought an exhibition with Jesse Heckendorf a lightweight from Kingaroy.
Both boxers displayed clever defence tactics with ‘Tank’ a gentleman of the ring not taking advantage of his greater weight and punching ability.
Next tournament for the Parry cousins Shane and Paul and gym mate Teers is at Noosa in December.