Geraldton boxer Frauke Rawlings wins Golden Gloves bout in Brisbane fight night

Derek Goforth Geraldton Guardian
Frauke Rawlings is a Golden Gloves champion.
Camera IconFrauke Rawlings is a Golden Gloves champion. Credit: Facebook

Geraldton has a Golden Gloves champion after Frauke Rawlings defeated her opponent London Pakura in her Brisbane bout on Saturday night.

Rawlings dominated the rounds to earn a points victory.

In an interview three years ago, a shy, timid, and humble young girl at the PCYC boxing gym was asked what her ambitions were and without hesitation she answered that she wanted to make the WA state boxing team and compete for the Golden Gloves in Queensland.

Fast forward three years, and that timid, inexperienced, boxer has achieved all the goals she set for herself and done it in style.

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After an inauspicious start, in which she lost her first nine bouts, she never gave up and has now won six of her last seven bouts and competed in local competitions both in the Mid West and Perth.

This persistence led to qualification for the State boxing team, regional titles, and an invitation to the Boxing WA futures program, and now victory in the Queensland Golden Gloves.

Her coach Jake Peacock of Peacocks boxing gym, was simply “proud as a Peacock”, hailing young Rawlings’ achievement as “both commendable and indicative of her hard work and dedication to improving herself.”

Rawlings is certainly not interested in taking a break, with the Super 8 series in early October and the Elite state team selection later in the month.

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