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Young fighters impress

Boston Moylan, left, during his bout at June’s Hands of Hope in Masterton. PHOTO/FILE

MUAY THAI

CHRIS COGDALE
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Two of Wairarapa’s promising young Muay Thai exponents returned from Napier with impressive victories last weekend.

Norton Warwood, left, and Boston Moylan, right, after their winning bouts at the Siam tournament.
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Fifteen-year-olds Boston Moylan and Norton Warwood, who train out of Masterton’s Fortitude Gym, won their bouts by unanimous points decision over three two-minute rounds at the Siam Tournament at Napier’s Colenso College.

Moylan continued his outstanding form with his victory in the 50kg junior flyweight division and extended his unbeaten record to 6-0.

It comes after his victory at the Masterton Hands of Hope tournament in June when he won the Aotearoa Muay Thai Association youth flyweight belt.

For Warwood, who contested the 62kg lightweight division, it was his first competitive bout.

Trainer Zane Hopman had hoped to get Moylan and Warwood two bouts each at last weekend’s tournament but said the weight disparity between the other potential opponents was too great, at close to 10 per cent bodyweight difference.

The next likely target for the young fighters is a national tournament in Lower Hutt in October, with the potential of selection in a New Zealand team to compete at the Oceania Games in Australia in December.

“We’ll probably aim for that with Boston and possibly Norton if he has enough fights,” Hopman said.

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