Wood bomb spurs Robbo
A THIRD-round right-hand bomb from rival Shane Wood has spurred Grafton Boxing Club’s Corbin Robertson to a split points win in Condong on Saturday night.
In a bruising encounter, Robertson, who entered the bout at 96kg – narrowly heavier than his Brisbane opponent – adjusted his style to score and evade Wood’s heavy punches.
Despite conceding weight, Wood had the upper hand with strength and it showed early before Robertson was able to use the ring and avoid getting into a toe-to-toe slugger contest.
Wood gained more momentum as the fight went on and was looking dangerous in the third round as the fighters exchanged blows more freely.
Robertson’s footwork and long-range punching in the first two rounds had him far enough in front to see him through by a thin margin.
But there were some hairy moments for Robertson’s trainer Stuart Murphy.
“I knew we were in for an entertaining third round when Wood belted him with a crunching right hand that sent him backwards,” Murphy said.
“Robertson rolled his head and grinned from ear the ear before replying with a few of his trademark bombs.”
Both fighters had six career bouts before Saturday night’s encounter.
In other Grafton Boxing Club action, Joseph Hartmann lost a close fight in Brisbane on the same night.
The club has training Mondays and Wednesdays at the Grafton Showground from 4.30 to 6pm costing $2 for kids and $4 for seniors with all welcome.