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Hervey Bay boxing event declared rousing success

SHOT: Sunshine Coast's Chad Bryham (red) eats a left from Hervey Bay's Ethan West in the 75kg bout at Boxing at the Beach House.
SHOT: Sunshine Coast's Chad Bryham (red) eats a left from Hervey Bay's Ethan West in the 75kg bout at Boxing at the Beach House. Alistair Brightman

FUTURE Hervey Bay boxing events will be even bigger and better after Saturday's successful Boxing at the Beach House.

That was the general message from organisers, participants and spectators at the event, which drew fans and fighters from across Queensland.

Former Bay boxer Rhett Quinlan won the main event bout against Bundaberg's Blaze Wise, while Hervey Bay PCYC's Zac Lovekin won the night's best bout against Impact Boxing's Luke Martin.

Hervey Bay PCYC Boxing Gym coach Rodd Hanns said it was a fantastic event.

"It took a lot of preparation, a lot of people, volunteers, for the night to come together," he said.

Hanns said Hervey Bay's Ethan West (below, in blue) was unlucky to lose his bout, but spoke positively of the fighter's future.

"I thought he was unlucky with the decision but it's a good start for him to get that rust out, and now we have something to work with so we can start making improvements.," he said.

Mickey Clubb, Katie Moran, Glen Lardner Tom Hanns all fought well in their bouts, while 10-year-old Charlie Hall got his wish in the program's first exhibition bout.

PCYC branch manager Brett Everest said he it was "good for the community" to see the talented boxers in action.

"I think it's something that can get bigger and better each year we do it."

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