LEETON’S Chase Teerman is continuing to build on his boxing repertoire having recently competed at a fight in Victoria.
Teerman, along with his coach and support crew from Bidgee Boxing in Narrandera, traveled to Shepparton on November 18 for the event.
Known as the “heart break kid”, Teerman was unlucky not to come away with the honours, losing the battle on a split decision on the day.
His coach, Neville Bamblett, was pleased with his progress and the courage he showed at the event.
“This young kid has shown tremendous courage, improving out of sight,” he said.
“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 here 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.”
Following the bout, the ring announcer called on Teerman to say a few words.
“Chase was happy with how he fought and spoke of how Bidgee Boxing has helped him overcome some difficulties in his life,” Bamblett said.
“It has made him much happier in himself and also he has never felt fitter in his life then what he is today.
“That was very humbling to hear.”
Bidgee Boxing headed to Deniliquin on Saturday where Chase took part in a rematch his last opponent.
Fellow Leeton fighter James Welsh aka “Southpaw Cannonball” made his debut.
Welsh competed against a fighter with a bit more experience then he, but speaking prior to the event, Bamblett said he was up to the challenge.
“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,” he said prior to the fight.
- A full report from the weekend will appear in an upcoming edition of The Irrigator.