Bidgee Boxing headed to Shepparton on November 18 with young Chaise Teerman (aka Heartbreak Kid) coming away with a loss on a split decision.
“This young kid has shown tremendous courage, improving out of sight,” said coach Neville Bamblett.
“I honestly thought he had the win – the whole support crew did, as well as the crowd. He has come so far since his first bout; he really showed the crowd that he was there to fight.
“It was a bit upsetting not coming away with the win considering all the hard work that he had put in, but we have to take it for what it is, and respect the three judges’ decisions.”
Chaise took the opportunity after the fight to thank Bidgee Boxing.
“The ring announcer called up Chaise to speak a few words after the fight. Chaise said he was happy with how he fought and spoke of how Bidgee Boxing has helped him overcome some difficulties
in his life, made him much happier in himself, and also that he has never felt fitter in his life than what he is today.
“So that was very humbling to hear,” Bamblett added.
Next in Bidgee Boxing’s sights is Deniliquin this Saturday December 2, where Chaise will meet his last opponent in the ring again.
Going with Chaise will be James Welsh (aka Southpaw Cannonball) who will fight his debut.
“James will compete against a fighter with a bit more experience than himself, but he is up to the challenge,” Bamblett said.
“James has put in a lot effort over the past six months and has gained confidence and momentum and is looking pretty sharp going into this fight.”