Strong state team for national titles

TASMANIA will send a team of 18 junior boxers to Western Australia for next week's national championships in Fremantle.

The national titles are for junior and elite boxers with Tasmania expected to perform well in several of the weight divisions.

In the junior male categories the best medal chances are Dylan Cochrane, Bailey Seabourne, Marshall Kruse and Tyler Blizzard.

With the exception of Kruse they are all national under-15 champions who are stepping up a level.

Seabourne won the 46-kilogram division in Adelaide last year and is seeded number one next week.

In the elite female section Burnie's Amy Rawson is considered a top medal chance being strong at the 69kg weight division.

In the elite male divisions, four boxers will have a very strong medal chance as they will be seeded in the draw.

Jackson Woods (56kg), Nick Cooney (60kg), Luke Woods (69kg), and Dylan Hardy (81kg) all represent the Latrobe Boxing Club and will be confident of bringing home medals.

A win in Fremantle would book them a place in the team for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July.

Next week's titles start on Monday and run until Saturday.

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