MOBSPORT Boxing unleashed its “Generation Next” at the Golden Gloves tournament on the weekend.
The Orange gym was represented by seven boxers at the event in Queensland and they came home with six gold medals and one silver.
Mobsport head coach Jake Kenney was thrilled with the results and the performances of his fighters.
“Queensland have good fighters. They limit their errors. We limited our errors too,” Kenney said.
“I’m very happy with the boys. They showed resolve.”
Mobsport’s youngest representative, 11-year-old Corey Davis, won gold in the 34kg division when he won his final 9-7.
Davis was confident he had finished on top in the tight contest.
Jacob Cooper won the 48kg final 8-1 in a decisive victory.
The 15-year-old said he was happy with how he remained focused even when he had a strong lead.
Joshua Lawler took on a New Zealand opponent in the 57kg final.
Lawler, 15, took the win when he knocked out his rival in the second round.
Kyal Barkwell claimed gold in the 64kg division.
The 16-year-old won his first bout 10-8 after putting two eight-counts on his opponent.
In the final, Barkwill was down by three points mid-way through the second round but he dominated the third round to take the win.
Mataihau Ah Mat dominated his 66kg final with the 16-year-old winning 16-4.
“It was exhausting by exhilarating,” Ah Mat said of his first Golden Gloves.
Dion Tyler had to win three fights to take out gold in the 81kg class.
In his first fight the 24-year-old stopped his opponent in the second round.
He had a 14-6 win in his second fight and claimed a 14-9 victory in a tough final.
“He hit hard. He was taller than me and had long arms so I had to box a lot smarter,” Tyler said of his opponent.
“I didn’t think I’d get to the final. I’m stoked I got the win.”
Ben Fitzpatrick claimed silver in a heart-breaking judges decision.
Fighting in the 60kg division, the 17-year-old won his first fight 15-6.
He took on Queensland’s Jason Ng in the final and was down by a point after the first round.
He came back in the second to lead by one but the scores were tied up at 9-all at the end of the bout.
It went to a countback which was 14-all and the decision went to the jury who gave a 3-2 decision to Ng.
Fitzpatrick said he was disappointed but the loss had also motivated him.
“We’d like to thank all the sparring partners, our supporters and sponsors and the members of the community who have helped us,” Kenney said.
The Mobsport team will head to the NSW Titles next month and will be joined by Glenn Norton.