Victorious at the tournament in Armidale, from left, Ben Ross, coach Kyle Hands, Jay Bettison, Eddie De Bono.
Victorious at the tournament in Armidale, from left, Ben Ross, coach Kyle Hands, Jay Bettison, Eddie De Bono.

Busy hands make light work of rivals


THREE Clarence Valley boxers proved to be more than a handful for their opponents at an Amateur Boxing League fight night on Saturday, with each winning their matches by knockout.

Teenage light heavyweights Ben Ross and Jay Bettison, super heavyweight Eddie De Bono, and coach Kyle Hands travelled to Armidale to compete in the event.

De Bono had an easy run, with a decisive punch in the first 10 seconds leaving his opponent on the canvas.

Ross and Bettison, both competing in the second fights of their careers, outclassed their challengers in the second and third rounds respectively.

Hands said his charges' performance proved the Clarence was a force to be reckoned with in the boxing ring.

"De Bono is a really great fighter, and Ross and Bettison are just new but they have so much potential," he said.

"It was a spectacular weekend for our local fighters, especially with the unusual occurrence of all three winning by knockout.

"The boys all fought good, strong rounds in front of large crowds. It really proves we have a great depth of talent and a bright future."



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