Anthony Gargoura wins Australian boxing title

Float like a butterfly: Anthony Gargoura won his first two boxing titles recently. He trains six times a week at BodyPunch Gym at Prestons.

Float like a butterfly: Anthony Gargoura won his first two boxing titles recently. He trains six times a week at BodyPunch Gym at Prestons.

Brick by brick, Anthony Gargoura is quietly building a formidable boxing record.

The 18-year-old recently won the Australian title in the 62.5-to-67-kilogram weight class.

Gargoura, who's trained by the Nedal "Skinny" Hussein at BodyPunch Gym at Prestons, opened the tournament with a first-round TKO before winning a unanimous points decision in a "tough" four-round final.

The win came a month after winning the NSW Metropolitan title - his first boxing title.

The Australian title victory is even more impressive when you consider he dislocated both his shoulders in the final which limited his movement.

"I had to pop them back in during the round," he said.

"I've had bad shoulders for a while. I didn't really feel it because I had that adrenaline rush but more after.

"I couldn't throw many punches so I just had to move around and try not to get hit."

Needless to say rest is on the cards for Gargoura and perhaps surgery ahead of a potential switch to the professional ranks.

This is his fifth year as a boxer after starting with mixed martial arts. He has had 10 wins from his 15 fights.

He also had a win recently at the 22nd Masonry Contractors Australia annual Excellence in Brick and Blocklaying Awards.

The TAFE NSW Miller student was recognised for his bricklaying skills when named the Apprentice of the Year.