Roadrunners put on a second spectacular show
BOXING: For the second time this year, Roma Roadrunners Boxing Club has put on an amateur fight night, drawing a massive crowd from around Queensland.
On Saturday night, fighters from St George, Dalby, Toowoomba, Warwick and even as far as Pine Rivers in Brisbane travelled to PCYC Maranoa for a rumble in the ring.
Filled with a 15-fight program, Roma Roadrunners head coach Ricky Schubert said it was a fantastic night of solid fights.
"The night went a lot better than I expected, especially with everything else going on the same time in town,” Schubert said.
"Fights were of good quality and there was a pretty decent size crowd too.”
The Roadrunners had five fighters competing on the night and came away with two wins.
Schubert said the Roadrunners encountered a few decisions that didn't go their way.
"I sort of felt they probably should've gone our way but that's boxing, you take it and move on, get back into the gym and keep working hard,” he said.
"Harry Brand and young Blayde Schubert were pretty unlucky to have the decision go the other way.
"It can dishearten the young fellas after fighting their hearts out so you have to find ways to keep them motivated.
"We train and fight so hard for these nights but you can't win them all.”
Blayde, 13, fought against Warwick's Kye Lawler in a grudge match that went down to the last punch.
Schubert said it was one of Blayde's best performances.
"He fought the same bloke in City versus Country that he lost to but this time he just seemed to fight a lot better and look a lot better,” Schubert said.
"Lillie Brand had her first fight getting a win and so did Blake Watson, from Taroom, which was a fantastic result.”
The Roadrunners will get back into the gym and prepare for the upcoming All Stars tournament in Brisbane on June 1 and the novice state titles.