Snooks fights but falls
KORUMBURRA’S Marty Snooks bowed out early in his Australian Boxing Title campaign in Adelaide but not without making an impression.
In his first fight of the tournament the 14-year-old faced up against the tournament favourite Queenslander Jason Beasley but did not let that deter him.
Although Snooks was put on the back foot early he weathered the storm and then came back firing in the later rounds and never gave up.
Marty said that it was a hard fight but he enjoyed every minute.
“I loved it, I loved the whole atmosphere, it was awesome,” he said.
Leongatha based trainer Brad Anderson was ring side for the fight and was very impressed with the way Marty handled himself in the ring against the bigger opponent.
“He never looked back and just kept on mixing it up throughout the fight,” he said.
“Scott Bindloss, Marty’s other trainer, and myself felt that if he didn’t draw Beasley first up he would’ve got through and maybe faced up with him in the final.”
Once knocked out Snooks was able to have sparring sessions with other competitors that were knocked out of the tournament.
This is where he got to take on some of the high level boxers and test his skills with a variety of fighters.
Anderson said the experience was fantastic for the young fighter.
“Marty certainly learnt a lot from the week and came to me and Scott knowing where he needs to work and what are his strong points.
“He’s got a long way to go but he is very keen and can’t wait to train.
“We’ve told him to have a couple of weeks off but he’s liable to turn up to training this week.”
Marty is now just concentrating on fighting locally.
“I’m just going to concentrate on some normal fights during the year,” he said.
“I might go up to Queensland for the Golden Gloves even, but not too sure yet.”
Marty has only been boxing for 16 months.
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