Impact Boxing has lethal touch
IMPACT Boxing academy trainer Mark Evans is doing something right after two of his three amateur boxers cleaned up at the Sands Boxing Tournament at the weekend.
The tournament was held at Tannum Sands, near Gladstone, and was sanctioned by Global Boxing.
Stepping into the ring was Gympie’s Kirk Dumschat and Tom Bambling, along with fellow training mate Alex Slade.
Dumschat and Slade scored emphatic wins, impressing Evans, while Bambling pulled up short.
Dumschat extended his winning run to seven with a points’ decision over Roma’s Will Every.
Making the victory even more impressive is knowing Dumschat woke up the morning of the fight suffering from the flu.
Evans said despite feeling unwell, Dumschat showed he was made of courage.
“To his credit, he chose to go ahead with the fight to not let his opponent down, who had travelled all the way from Roma to compete,” Evans said.
“He has won his last seven fights and is looking stronger with each win.”
Meanwhile, Bambling fell victim to a technical knockout loss by a rampaging Sam Nikols from Gladstone.
The defeat meant the Gympie boxer missed out on seizing the Queensland Welterweight Title.
Both boxers started the fight well, venting plenty of aggression at each other with the title on the line.
But it was Nikols whose conditioning and training got the better of Bambling, resulting in the technical knockout win.
“I have no doubt that Tom will bounce back from this and come back stronger and more determined than ever,” Evans said.
The main event for the night was Slade, nicknamed ‘The Axe’, stepping up to Adam Rose from the Island Sands Boxing Club.
Slade was in no mood for a long fight, knocking out his opponent in the first round after only 1min35secs.
“From the opening bell, Alex jumped on his opponent, throwing non stop power punches until the referee intervened and saved Rose from further punishment,” Evans said.
The knockout win was Slade’s third in as many outings.