IT only took a couple of seconds for Skye Hollis to make an impression on the City vs Country tournament at Doyalson on Saturday.
The Wauchope boxer represented Country at the event and did her club and herself proud in a clash against current 2018 NSW novice title holder Vikki McQueen.
Head coach Dave Thurtell knew Hollis would be challenged and it was important she followed his game plan and instructions.
She did so to a tee, defeating McQueen on a points’ decision after three tough rounds.
“Following my instructions to be first to the punch, Skye landed her jab within seconds,” Thurtell said.
“She continued at a hectic pace, boxing beautifully in the first two rounds.
“After a pep talk from me in the final break, Skye overcame fatigue in round three to put in a massive effort and take the win in a points decision.
"Skye's love for the sport, dedication to training and determination to be a winner, carried her through the final round.”
Hollis not only took the first win of the night for the NSW Country team but she was also awarded the NSW Country Team fighter of the night.
“Wauchope Boxing Club could not be prouder,” the coach said.
The fight team will now prepare for the Golden Gloves tournament in Queensland in late August.
Hollis said it was the hardest fight she’s had so far, and it felt good to be representing the NSW Country team.
“The cherry on top was winning Country team fighter of the night,” she wrote on her Facebook page.
“I couldn’t have done this without my amazing husband and my amazing coaching team, Dave Thurtell and Tanya Lyne.”
Skye also thanked her sponsor, A Classy Café for their support.