by Jackson Russell
WALLAN-based boxer Bianca Milich is continuing to improve, having won her second fight with a unanimous points decision over Jen Thompson, the sister of former Melbourne Victory and Socceroos star Archie Thompson.
Ms Milich trains at The House of Stoush in Wallan and her trainer Bryce Poorter said she outboxed her opponent, who is a tough, assertive fighter with six fights’ experience.
“It was a great performance. One of the New South Wales Boxing coaches was there and he was very impressed that it was only her second fight. It looked like she had a lot more fights than she does,” he said.
“She’s always improving. Probably more so with her nerves, she was more settled than in the first fight.”
Bianca’s next fight is on Saturday night in Penguin, Tasmania, just west of Devonport, at the O’Callaghan Boxing Gym Amateur Boxing Tournament.
“Bianca is fighting a hometown girl so it’ll be a bit different with no crowd support,” Mr Poorter said.
“She’s had some solid sparring and we’re really looking forward to getting down there and doing our thing.”
The House of Stoush has another fighter making his amateur debut on the Apple Isle this weekend.
Bryce Hennan, who has been helping out at the gym and corners Ms Milich, was looking at making his debut in June or July but was offered a fight this Saturday and jumped at the opportunity.