Golden gloves

FIFTEEN-year-old Stratford boxer Max Reeves has claimed a state championship.

Competing in the Victorian Amateur Boxing Championships in Melbourne, Reeves defeated Jay Jay Curtin in the junior 57 kilogram division.

Reeves will travel to the Gold Coast with the state team for the national championships, to be held from April 28 to May 1.

Reeves trains under Paul Carroll in Bairnsdale, and received support from Gippsland champion professional boxer Will Tomlinson leading up to the state titles.