Slugger Regan wins


Queenstown lightweight boxer Elizabeth Regan (left) takes aim at Rotorua’s Summer Lake during a win in Dunedin last Saturday.

Regan, 28, won a unanimous decision against a 16-year-old with a big reputation who’s fighting at the youth world championships in Poland this year.

Fight Science Boxing Club Coach Stewart Mitchell says she showed mental toughness to bounce back from a defeat against a world kickboxing champion a week earlier.

Fight Science Club’s Petr Zlamalik, who also fought at the Otago Boxing Association tournament, beat South Island novice Golden Gloves middleweight champion Richard Robinson.

Queenstown’s Martin Mech lost to nemesis and three-time national champion Bowen Morgan.