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Shareef Mohammed and Frauke Rawlings win State title bouts as Eric Kyanga takes runner-up

Derek Goforth Midwest Times
State title holders Frauke Rawlings and Shareef Mohammed.
Camera IconState title holders Frauke Rawlings and Shareef Mohammed. Credit: Supplied

The Perth boxing scene was set ablaze over the weekend as Geraldton fighters Shareef Mohammed, Eric Kyanga and Frauke Rawlings delivered stellar performances at the State title fights.

Mohammed came out swinging against a tough opponent in Shahob Ibrahim at 57kg in is under-19 State title clash.

Despite some ups and downs in the second round, Shareef managed to regain his composure and stick to his game plan and get back on top in the third.

It was just enough as he emerged victorious in a nailbiting split decision to claim the u19 57kg State title.

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Not to be outdone, Rawlings stepped into the ring next to take on Jessica De-Atta.

Despite going up in weight, Rawlings showed no signs of slowing down as she took control of the ring with her trademark pace and aggression.

She claimed a unanimous decision and added another win to her impressive record as she continues to rise as one of the most promising fighters to come from the region.

With the Australian club champs in Adelaide coming up, all eyes will be on Mohammed, Rawlings, and Sarah Butler as they look to continue their winning streak.

Kyanga, representing Peacock’s gym put up a valiant effort at the State championship in the 80kg division facing Australian and State champion Jerico Dale finishing runner-up.

Despite the loss, coach Jake Peacock was proud of Kyanga’s hard work and dedication to the sport.

“Eric slipped and rolled a lot more and threw more variety of shots than he has in the past,” he said

“We went into the third stanza needing a strong account, Eric gave a 100 per cent which left him open towards the end, where he received a couple of eight counts which sealed it for his opponent.”

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