Keep calm, think of winning

Punching above his weight: Jackson England won a 60kg junior division title in a heavier weight category. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d401636
Punching above his weight: Jackson England won a 60kg junior division title in a heavier weight category. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d401636

The Moorey’s Martial Arts amateur boxer won his bout despite his opponent having a 4kg advantage.

Coach Eddie Kuznicki said England had been shedding weight in preparation for a bout in the 54kg category, but the planned opponent pulled out.

A late change that saw England being bumped up into the 60kg category did not deter him. England won 12-6.

‘Jackson has been training with me for 18 months,’ Kuznicki said. ‘We are aiming for the State titles and then the Nationals.’