Jackson Wadwell will compete at boxing state titles on March 3 and 4 in Wollongong

Father and son: Proud dad Ben with his son Jackson Wadwell at the Singleton fight on February 24. Jackson will fight in the state title this weekend in Wollongong with the aim of securing a place on the state team for nationals.

Father and son: Proud dad Ben with his son Jackson Wadwell at the Singleton fight on February 24. Jackson will fight in the state title this weekend in Wollongong with the aim of securing a place on the state team for nationals.

Boxer and Lakewood resident Jackson Wadwell says he is feeling ready to take on other competitors at this weekend’s boxing state championship, in the hope of making it to nationals. 

On Saturday, February 24 the 17-year-old took on and defeated 18-year-old Malcolm Mathes at the Singleton Civic Centre. Malcolm is currently sitting second in the state. 

Jackson is a heavy weight and weighed 87 kilograms at the fight night, while Malcolm weighed 89 kilograms. 

“Malcolm beat Jackson in their last fight by a split points decision,” Camden Haven Boxing Team coach Mick Eggins said.

“Jackson won this fight (on February 24) unanimously and even knocking Malcolm to the canvas in round two.”

In the lead up to the Singleton fight, Jackson said he was feeling calm and it’s a mentality he hopes will continue.

Jackson had the year off in 2017 but was state champion in 2015 and 2016. 

Jackson will travel to Wollongong on Friday, with the aim of securing a place for nationals in Adelaide.

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