May pumped for return fight
By GREGOR MACTAGGARTmactaggartg@gladstoneobserver.com.au
EXPECT plenty of action when local boxer Doug May steps into the ring at the State of Origin fight-night on Saturday.
The 28-year-old former Queensland champion is looking forward to his return to action after a 12-month layoff.
"I can't wait to get back in the ring, it should be a great night and I am hoping to do well,'' May said.
A Gladstone crowd favourite, May's career has been hampered by recent work commitments. Even so, May has kept himself fit over the break and believes he is ready to go on Saturday night.
"I have been training pretty hard and obviously after a break you are a bit nervous, but I am right to go,'' he said.
Part of May's excitement is due to the fact he returns to action in his home-town where he has had great support throughout his seven-year career.
"Gladstone boxing fans are just fantastic,'' he said. "They really lift you when you're in the ring because of their support.
"In my opinion there is no doubt that they are the best in Queensland.''
May is one of the Gladstone Amateur Boxing Club's most popular members and will be in the third last fight on the 18-bout card on Saturday night.
"It will be good to have my fight that late on,'' he said. "I always try to entertain and no matter what ? should be a bit of a slugfest.''
Doors open at 6pm with the first bout scheduled at 7pm and tickets are available at the door.