Bidgee young gun to debut

Gene Beeche (left) and Oscar Warren Porteous (right). Gene will be off to Goulburn this weekend to take part in his debut fight, while Oscar had another victory at Gunnedah.

This weekend Bidgee Boxing are heading to Goulburn to take young gun Gene Beeche to his debut fight.

“Gene has been training the house down,” said coach Neville Bamblett.

“This 15 year-old kid has it all – size, fitness and power,” Coach Bamblett said.

“He has power that other kids wouldn’t have at his age, but let’s face it, Gene is a pretty good kid all round. We think Gene is ready for his first fight.”

Gene has recently returned from a two day training camp at Umina PCYC boxing gym with coach Joel Keegan.

“Joel is a top bloke,” Bamblett said.

“He also trained women’s Commonwealth Games gold medallist Anja Stridsman. Gene’s goal is also to one day to represent Australia in the Olympics. Gene also does a lot of the hard training outside the Bidgee Boxing gym.

“So let’s all get behind Gene and Bidgee Boxing.”

Bidgee Boxing also went to Gunnedah on April 7 with Oscar Warren Porteous and Lucas Millemaggi.

Lucas’s opponent withdrew from the fight, so Lucas took another exhibition fight instead.

“Which only gives Lucas more experience and confidence going into his next fight,” Mr Bamblett explained.

“Oscar, on the other hand, came away with a second win on his record, 2-0. Oscar fought hard on the night, he really dug deep and we are so proud of him.

“The lead up was a bit tough on Oscar; he trained and fought with a head cold and was looking at pulling out of the fight.

“And he lost a mate. Oscar dedicated his fight to young Harry. After his bout he said a tribute and a few words about Harry to the crowd. In the dressing room after the fight Oscar shed a tear.

“I know how much he put into that fight with a lot on his mind.

“If anyone needs a chat or wants to join a good bunch of blokes that won’t judge you, that will make you feel welcome, come down to Bidgee Boxing and join the boys,” Mr Bamblett said.

“It’s pretty fun; they always sit and have a chat after training. It’s a good feeling.”

Next in Bidgee’s sights are the titles which are held in Bathurst on June 1-2.

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