Richmond boxer Rhys Farmer became an Australian Boxing League Champion after winning a national novice title in the 71kg division in Woy Woy recently.
The ABL National Novice Titles brought together some of the best amateur boxers from across Australia, to compete over two days for titles glory on July 7 and 8.
Four fighters competed from Warrior Gym in Londonderry and two from No Limits Gym in Richmond.
Farmer, from No Limits Gym, faced a total of three bouts over the two days to take his title, winning each fight unanimously.
“I couldn't have asked for a better performance from Rhys, he executed everything perfectly, he listened and came out on top in every round,” No Limits coach Jason Naylor said.
“To have one fight is tough enough on the mind and body, but to come out and fight three in two days is an incredible feat, and really shows the hard work and dedication Rhys put into his training in the lead up to this competition.”
Upon receiving his belt Farmer thanked No Limits Gym and Naylor for his guidance leading up to the titles and his family and friends in attendance for their support.
Warrior Gyms Daniel Otway was unlucky to miss out on a belt when his split decision title fight controversially fell in the oppositions favour, while team mate Joel Mott put in a gallant effort to pick up third in his division.
Rhy’s team mate Hayden Ford lost his title fight when an old injury plagued his game making it hard for the Richmond fighter to get in front.
The boxers have returned back to their gyms to prepare for fights in August.