Fourteen-year-old Dave Toussaint won the Cadet North West NSW Welterweight Title Belt last week in Tamworth.
Toussaint, a member of the highly successful Wyrallah Boxing Team, won a unanimous decision over 16-year-old Jake Suttor from Dorrigo to pick up the prestigious belt. This was a follow up win for David who, a fortnight ago, out-muscled the heavier and more experienced current Queensland State Cadet Champion Pual Utaih. Davids recent bouts have marked a successful return after a three month lay-off from competition while recovering from a back injury.
I wasnt able to go running because it hurt my back, and I missed a lot of the pre-season fitness training this year, said David In a few of my fights I ran out of steam early and lost fights in the last round. This problem has been fixed, and in my last two fights Ive had energy to burn.
Davids form previous to the injury was remarkable, with the young man winning two Queensland State Novice titles, a South East Queensland Intermediate title and the Open Cadet Golden Gloves title. This year he has split his win and loss ratio in some close and thrilling bouts with some of Australias elite cadets, and in his first year of competing in his home state of NSW he has won the North Coast Golden Gloves and North West NSW Title Belts.
The Wyrallah Boxing Club is a not-for-profit, community based organisation under the auspices of the Wyrallah Hall Committee. All coaching staff are volunteers, and costs are covered through a small monthly contribution, donations, sponsorships and community funding. Fighters interested in joining the team can phone Kim Toussaint on 6620 3249 or 6629 8570 (a/hrs).
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