Former dancer Charlie Senior experienced to ramp up his footwork to safe a 1st-spherical boxing get at the Commonwealth Online games.
The WA featherweight ultimately secured a unanimous final decision on Sunday over Nauru’s Christon Amram, but the 20-calendar year-aged admitted he has experienced better bouts.
“I begun a little bit sluggish. I bought the instruction … ‘move your ft, your punches are coming but your toes aren’t following’,” he explained.
“So I sped up the workrate, sped up the speed and obtained the gain unanimously.
“That was me on a half-arsed efficiency, so now these cobwebs are absent, I will be on fireplace.”
Immediately after narrowly lacking collection for the Tokyo Olympics, the 20-yr-outdated is identified to make the most of his first Video games.
“I have come listed here for gold and I will be leaving with it,” he reported.
“I’ve received five fights to the finals, 4 now … gain them all and stroll off with that gold.
“That (missing Tokyo) just gave me additional drive to get me to get here, get the gold.
“I was a step off and now this time I will be a move ahead, two measures ahead.”
Senior said compatriot Billy Polkinghorn’s opening-round knockout acquire on Friday had remaining an impact.
“I had to move up. Billy designed a statement yesterday so I experienced to go in and abide by up with that,” he explained.
“I did alright. It was not my most effective general performance and I can often get much better.”
Senior was a dancer for 5 years before the boxing gym subsequent to his dance studio proved the bigger entice.
Now he faces Canadian Keoma-Ali Al-Ahmadieh on Monday in the round of 16.
“Be sharper, be more quickly. He is a southpaw, so it tends to make it a very little bit unique, but I go in, do my matter and I wander out with the acquire,” he said.