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Southern View: September 11, 2018

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SOUTHERN VIEW Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday September 11 2018 17 Woolston duo seek Teki-Clark to lead the way national boxing titles • By Jacob Page A CHANCE at redemption and a debut on the national stage are the motivators for two Woolston boxers. Coach Holly Sullivan believes she has a couple of dark horses in Trevor Swainson and Hamuera Tainui for the New Zealand amateur championships at the Hornby Workingmen’s Club next month. Swainson, 25, will compete in the 91kg elite grade and Tainui, 14, will take part in the 63kg cadet section. Swainson will be competing in his first nationals after an injured rib ruled him out last year. While Tainui will be looking to go one better than his silver medal last year at his final opportunity in the cadet class. “I don’t put guys in there if I don’t think hey have a chance to win,” Sullivan said. “Trevor is someone who’s been training with me for the past five years and rediscovered his fire for boxing after stepping away. “He’s really excited to be competing and just wants to go up against the best in the country.” Tainui lost his gold medal bout to Canterbury teammate Daniel Meehan 12 months ago. Meehan will move up to the junior grade this year meaning Tainui will have a chance at the gold to add to his silver. “He’s a very strong kid,” Sullivan said. “If he lifts his work-rate during rounds, I think he can win for sure. Both guys are capable on their day of beating anyone and I’m super stoked with their preparation.” Sullivan hoped they would not be the only Woolston boxers to make the team with several box-offs set to determine any additions to the team in the coming days. The event runs from October 3 to 6. ROUND: Woolston boxers Hamuera Tainui (right) and Trevor Swainson will be competing at the at the amateur championships next month. ​ • By Jacob Page ADDINGTON’S Riverside Boxing Club is out to prove it can win national titles. Defending elite 81kg champion Sunny Teki-Clark will lead the way but coach Matt Neale said there are several other boxers eager to be called the best in the country. “With Sunny winning the national title last year, I’ve really noticed how much it has lifted his confidence,” Neale said. “He’s training hard and setting a great example.” A late inclusion in the team is Thomas Hanford who has been in a cast after breaking his hand while winning a South Island Golden Gloves title in June. “He’s had five fights this year and only lost one,” Neale said. “He’s only just getting back into it and he’s a guy who has a lot of talent and for him not to be able to perform at nationals would have been a real shame.” Sophie Mulally will be another eager for competition. “We have been struggling to get her matched-up with suitable opponents lately but she never misses training and will be ready to go.” Alex Oliver, who will compete in a tough 75kg elite class, is another quiet achiever. “He’s not a guy who says a lot,” Neale said. “He comes in and works hard LEADER: Sunny Teki-Clark will be looking to lead by example for the Riverside Boxing Club at the New Zealand Amateur Championships in Hornby next month. PHOTO: HOLLY SULLIVAN and I think he’ll give a good account of himself. Neale, who is also a Canterbury selector said the team would get extra confidence from competing with the support of a home crowd. It takes plenty of sausage sizzles to be a Canterbury local... Now you can get there with just one card. At Challenge, we value your business, and we value being local. That’s why we’ve found a way to say thank you, as well as giving you a great way to contribute to your local community. Join now at mychallenge.co.nz. My Challenge. Locals get it. mychallenge.co.nz Terms & conditions apply Earn points Save on fuel Give to your community