Sam Goodman’s year keeps getting better and better.
The Sutherland PCYC product won the elite men’s 56-kilogram division at the Oceania Finals on the Gold Coast earlier this month.
Goodman won his opening two fights, overcoming a nasty cut in his semi-final before defeating Vanuatu’s Rio Olympian and No.1 seed Boe Warawara in the final.
The victory, in which Goodman won all three rounds, sees the 18-year-old move on to the World Championships to be held in Germany in October.
It has been an impressive start to the year for Goodman, who won his third Australian Amateur National Boxing title in Adelaide in April.
He then left for the US Olympic training base in Colorado Springs before returning for the Oceania Finals in his attempt to qualify for the World Championships.
Goodman, who won a bronze medal at the world titles in 2016, also has his eye on a Commonwealth Games qualifier later this year.
Meanwhile, another shire product has taken out a national novice title.
Jayden Heyward, 20, competed in the Australian Amateur Boxing League novice titles on the Central Coast recently and secured the 75kg men’s division, winning via unanimous decision.
Heyward gave special thanks to his trainer, Terry Lewis.