Charlie Edney will take plenty of confidence and momentum into 2019 after Sunday’s win, according to his father and coach Lyndon.
The Koroit-based fighter recorded a knockout win against Ben Swetting at the Reggio Calabria Club in Brunswick.
Lyndon said the 15-year-old would not experience the luxury of a Christmas break despite the impressive win.
“There will be no drop back in training because junior titles are early next year,” he said.
“He will spend the next few weeks in the water with his surf life saving mates doing a lot of cross training at the beach.
“But we will keep up all of the boxing training as well and hopefully have him as fit as possible come state titles.”
The win saw Charlie bounce back in the best possible way after losing his last fight.
Lyndon said they had a plan going into the fight and it was executed to perfection.
“He came out of the gates pretty hot the way we had planned to,” he said.
“Having faced Ben before he knew that he was going to start pretty hard so he did the same and they both went with each other.
“Charlie probably would have won the first round, the second round was probably even and I said to Charlie to get the win he had to go out and make sure he won the last round.
“And he did that so he was going to win regardless, but in the end it was a knockout which was a bit more of a sweetener for him to finish with a stoppage.”
The Koroit-based coach said the sportsmanship shown by both fighters was impressive.
“The caring side of Charlie quickly kicked in straight way,”he said.
“And he wanted to go and make sure the kid was all right so they had a chat afterwards which was good to see.”
It was a mixed day for Lyndo’s Boxing Club with Andrea Iurissevich losing his bout to Nathan Davey.
The 25-year-old returned for his first fight in two years and was unable to match it with his heavyweight opponent.
Iurissevich and Davey went the distance though the latter was awarded the decision.
Coach Edney said his fighter would still take plenty of positives out of the match.
“As I said in the lead up there was a chance he was going to come out rusty with such a big break,” he said.
“And unfortunately that is all it was, just a bit of ring rust and maybe some nerves early on.
“But he never back off and he was going hard the whole way.
“It was a good first fight back so he can definitely hold his head high.”
Edney said Iurissevich would continue to train as normal and was uncertain as to when his next fight would be.