Snooks wins state boxing title
KORUMBURRA’S Marty Snooks has taken out the Victorian 48kg School Boy Boxing Title after just 14 months in the sport.
The young gun faced up against Reagan Paterson of Bairnsdale recently in this his sixth fight in the sport, to take the title.
After the first two rounds, scores were even but Snooks turned up the heat in the final round, bringing home a two point win.
He now finds himself in the state team along with the best amateur boxers in Victoria and will be heading to Adelaide in February to fight for the Australian titles.
A keen sportsman, Snooks took to the ring to develop extra fitness but it was soon apparent to his first coach, Brad Anderson, that he was a natural.
He was then asked to train at the Corner Inlet Boxing Gym under Scott Bindloss as well, which led to sparring and a first fight.
On top of normal training, Snooks will be training with the Victorian team amidst preparations for the Australian titles.
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