Derrick's Boxing gym has been at it again, showing no signs of slowing down their impressive run.
The gym competed at the Battle of the Beaches in Mackay on Saturday October 19 returning with a success story.
Head coach James Derrick said his team drove to Cloncurry, where they joined the Cloncurry PCYC boxers and travelled together onto Mackay and back again.
"It was great comradery travelling together as a North West contingent," Derrick said.
After the 28-hour round trip to Mackay and back, Derrick's boxing team returned victorious.
The opening fight for team Derrick was Livai Savuro in an exhibition match against Rockhampton's Bohdi Davis.
"Livai looked comfortable in the exhibition match with Bodhi, who has had 15 to 20 fights under his belt," Derrick said.
Derrick said Livai was at the stage where it was getting difficult to get him fights.
"I will have to start taking him to Brisbane or interstate due to his level of experience," Derrick said.
Next up for team Derrick was Kael Chong-Burns fighting against an experienced Justin Elzer of Dysart.
Kael's impressive footwork was on-show again, manoeuvring around Justin with ease during round one and two.
"In round three, Kael received an eight count against him, however won overall with his technical proficiency, footwork and speed and Kael was awarded the win," Derrick said.
Derrick's third fighter, Gordon "Bad News" Barry bought more success when matched up with Mackay crowd favourite Craig Sproule.
Derrick said Gordon used the entire ring to his advantage, dancing around Craig, but matching Craig punch-for-punch when both were engaged.
"Gordon's footwork was superior throughout the fight, moving back when needing to change direction and disengage from Craig, and then his arsenal of punches in response to Craig's got the crowd concerned for their local boxer and Gordon took the win," Derrick said.
The final fight for team Derrick was Jaiden "Mad Man' Menzies who was matched against Dragon's Boxing fighter Hayden Ede of Townsville.
Jaiden "Mad Man" Menzies fought really well hit-for-hit that could of went either way.
Derrick said it was one of the crowds favourite fights of the night and thought he had done enough for the win, but it came down to a split decision that was awarded to Hayden.
"Jaiden puts in 110 percent in his training, and will make a name for himself in boxing, a future champion in the making who will put Mount Isa on the map," Derrick said.
"It was a big weekend of travel and competition, but the year is not over for us just yet."
The team will now focus on the final fight for the year, being Middlemount Fight Night on 23 November.
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