Gympie’s Elliott Reen was in imposing form last weekend to claim victory over his Brisbane opponent.
Gympie’s Elliott Reen was in imposing form last weekend to claim victory over his Brisbane opponent. Contributed

Reen notches a big victory

GYMPIE kickboxer Elliott Reen doesn’t lack determination and it was precisely this attribute that guided him to victory in Brisbane last weekend.

At the Broncos Rugby League Club in Brisbane last Saturday night, Reen notched his second win of his fledgling career against a local opponent.

Reen won on a unanimous points decision to lift his record to two wins and one loss.

Coach Billy Degoumois was impressed with the young kickboxer’s form in the ring.

“Elliott lost his last fight but he has bounced back really strongly,” Degoumois said.

“He listened well to his instructions as well and that really impressed me.”

Reen’s greatest asset in the ring was his superior fitness, Degoumois said.

After dominating the first two rounds – and almost securing a knockout in the second – the Gympie kickboxer entered a league of his own in the third.

While his Brisbane opponent started to show signs of fatigue, Reen was able to sustain his attack.

“Elliott landed heaps of heavy leg kicks and at one stage had his opponent limping,” Degoumois said.

“He was just stronger and really applied lots of pressure, which is something we have been working on.”

Degoumois said he trained Reen as he would himself – hard and with conviction.

“I really put him through his paces but he is responding and the results are falling our way,” Degoumois said.

Reen has a short break from fighting now but will continue training in preparation for his next outing on December 18.

“I’m keen to get him back into the ring for his next fight to keep the winning momentum going,” Degoumois said.

Reen’s latest victory continues a run of success for Degoumois, whose mentoring is producing a winning crop of kickboxers in Gympie.

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