Amelia tastes boxing glory
BOXING: Amelia O'Toole has made the south-west proud, by winning in a points decision at the Queensland State Titles in Acacia Ridge.
In front of a parochial supporter base, Amelia outlasted her opponent, Mia Keely from Bundaberg, over three one-and-a-half-minute rounds to claim victory.
Trainers Peter LeGros and Chris Seng both conjured a game plan for the fight which Amelia executed to perfection, according to Chris.
"Her competitor was taller and had a greater reach and we said 'you've got to keep the defence up' and she went in with the jab and was picking her off every time,” he said.
After each round, both trainers tried to keep Amelia calm.
"Peter just told her to keep doing what you're doing after each round,” said Chris.
"Amelia is quite mature for a 10-year-old in that we have certain combinations that she executes each time and that she has the confidence to perform them.”
"Peter and I were extremely proud of her and the effort she puts in.
"Him and Amelia have been working in the gym day in day out leading up to the fight so it's a fitting reward.”
The win means she is now undefeated after two fights and Amelia will enjoy a rest before casting her eye on the Queensland Novice Titles in June.
"Amelia has a bright future in the sport if she sticks to it and there's every indication that she will.”