Fighting his way through exceptional talent, this young boxer has the golden touch.
With fists of fury, the Colo Vale kid Angus Holt has won the national golden gloves boxing competition.
Holt is a gentle, humble young kid who got into the sport for all the right reasons.
"I got into boxing to keep fit," Holt said.
"It has also given me a lot of confidence which makes me feel great. I love getting in the ring and throwing some punches with my opponent."
Training several days a week, learning about and respecting the sport, Holt has excelled and captured the attention of those around him and they see the potential in the young fighter.
"My coach brought up the idea to fight in the Golden Gloves competition," Holt said.
"He said he was really confident in me, so I applied for the competition and went up and gave it my all."
Holt faced off with team Shermrock's Kyle Richard-Dodd in the final and the fight went right down to the wire.
"It was a really tough fight," Holt said.
"He was a really strong opponent. It felt great getting the win. I got a good clean win, but I had to really fight for it."
The fight was tough on Holt and Richard-Dodd, but the respect both fighters had for one another made for an exciting memory.
"I was really excited when I won," Holt said. "I felt really proud of the win as we both (Richard-Dodd) fought hard in the final.
"I couldn't wait to tell my mates at school about it. It was a great feeling."
Holt's mother Roxanne Hume is incredibly proud of her son but can find it difficult on the side lines at times.
"It's actually pretty hard to watch," Ms Hume said.
"I am proud when he wins because I know how much training and effort he puts in.
"It's a really disciplined sport and has helped model him into a confident, respectful person. They all show a lot of respect towards their peers and opponents.
"For a little boy that was shy and picked on, it's given him a lot of confidence. At the start we just wanted to build up confidence and it's really helped him find himself."
Preconceived notions of the sport can be negative, but just being around the sport has opened up Hume's eyes.
"I was really surprised at how many rules and how much respect is in boxing," Ms Hume said.
"Your opponent is not your enemy. As a mother it was really great to see that and it's so much more popular than I thought. There was over 500 people in attendance but it's still hard to see your kid boxing."
2019 isn't done just yet for Holt. He has more to accomplish and is looking to bring home some more hardware.
"I've got another tournament coming up," Holt said.
"It's in Canberra on September 7. I'm really looking forward to it and I'm going to do my best."
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