Published in The Standard, February 27, 2013
THREE Warrnambool boxers packed a punch in Melbourne last weekend.
Jyl Wright, Tom Carstein and Tim Snell, from Koroit’s Lyndon Edney gym, were successful on the same card at Brunswick.
“We have our good days, but to have all three guys win so well and especially for Jyl to win in his first fight, it just couldn’t have been written better,” Edney said.
He said 17-year-old Jyl showed a promising future in boxing, winning against Morwell’s Zac Mangion with a second-round stoppage.
He had landed a series of heavy-handed blows, which sent his opponent retreating.
The teenager only started training around Christmas.
“With first fight nerves he had the potential to over throw and come out of the gates too hard, but he listened very well to instruction and maintained a controlled and precise attack on his opponent,” Edney said.
“It is without doubt Jyl shows a huge amount of potential in the sport.”
Carstein, 22, went up against Werribee’s Justin Hardman.
“He wasted no time in delivering an unanswered onslaught of accurate point scoring shots to win by an incredible margin of 16 points,” Edney said.
In the last match for the Warrnambool boxers, 24-year-old Snell also won against Oakleigh’s Luke Hogan after the referee intervened.