Geraldton’s best of boxing set to compete at Australian Club Championships

Lachlan AllenGeraldton Guardian
Boxers Jack Clifford (left) and Sarah Butler (right) with head coach Mick Brydon.
Camera IconBoxers Jack Clifford (left) and Sarah Butler (right) with head coach Mick Brydon. Credit: SkyBox Studio

Two of Geraldton’s best amateur boxers will make the trip to South Australia this month to compete in the Australian Club Championships.

Jack Clifford and Sarah Butler will be fighting for their club, SkyBox Studio, when they take to the ring for the 2022 Australian Boxing Championships in Adelaide.

While boxing is usually an individual sport, the tournament is unique in that clubs can take home the title of national club champion.

It’s been a remarkable rise for Butler, who only started boxing two years ago and already holds a state title.

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“Boxing has been transformational for me, I have never been so fit or felt so confident,” she said.

“The Australian Club Championships is one of the country’s biggest tournaments and I can’t wait to take this next step and challenge myself at a national level”.

Clifford on the other hand is the current regional title holder and has represented WA at numerous interstate competitions.

“There is something unique about competing not just for yourself but for your club or your gym,” he said.

“The level of boxing at this particular tournament is really high and there is a lot of pride on the line.”

Teegan Webb is the founder of Skybox Studio and a former competitive boxer herself.

She said “both Jack and Sarah have been training incredibly hard for this event and we couldn’t be more proud of them, however as a regional gym it is expensive to attend tournaments such as this one.

“To have the immense support of having your own coach accompany and corner you is a huge advantage.”

The 2022 Australian Boxing Championships will take place in Adelaide from May 13 to 15.

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