Boxing: Ellenbrook home to newly crowned world champ


Anthony with the championship belt he won at the 2016 Ringside Boxing World Championships in the US.
Anthony with the championship belt he won at the 2016 Ringside Boxing World Championships in the US.

ELLENBROOK is home to a newly crowned world champion.

Anthony Hawkins has just returned from Kansas City in the US, where he took out the Masters 35 and over division at the largest amateur boxing competition in the world, the Ringside Boxing World Championships.

The fly-in, fly-out utility worker’s roster means he spends most of his time in the Pilbara. However, that does not stop him from getting to a gym.

“The gym is 24/7, so it means I can get in there whenever,” he said.

When Anthony is in Perth, he trains at Transform 24/7 Ellenbrook.

Trainer Harley Parkes said Anthony came to the gym just three months out from his competition.

“Despite having pre-existing training injury, he gave it 110 percent in every session,” he said.

A relative newcomer to the sport, the 43-year-old first had a crack at boxing in 2012. Hawkins said he was working towards his next fight in Queensland in November, where he will drop to the 60 kg division.