PCYC boxers (from left) Adam Keogh, Corey Hicks, Matt Douglas (front) and Sam Nicol and trainer Russell Thomas take a spell from training for this Saturday’s fight night.
PCYC boxers (from left) Adam Keogh, Corey Hicks, Matt Douglas (front) and Sam Nicol and trainer Russell Thomas take a spell from training for this Saturday’s fight night. Supplied

Boxers aiming to prove big hit

PCYC boxers want Gladstone fight-lovers to turn out in droves on Saturday night to spur them on in the ring, and are determined to put on an entertaining show.

Corey Hicks has one fight under his belt, a loss in Caloundra when he got stopped in the first round due to a blood nose that wouldn't stop gushing.

Training for only a few months, Hicks will step in the ring confident he's learnt to watch out for a hit on the nose.

“I just want to do well and have a win,” he said.

Boxer Sam Nicol is becoming more at home in the ring, now having had 15 fights.

He's looking forward to the fight night, and a rematch with Warwick's Shane Perry, who beat the Gladstone PCYC boxer in a split decision months ago.

“We've had about the same amount of fights, so I'll be out to try and even the score. He's a good clean boxer, he's got a bit more length, so I'll have to bob and weave, get in close,” he said.

Matt Douglas, who fights in the 63kg class, took up boxing earlier this year mainly for fitness, and after three fights has a new appreciation for the sport.

“It's a lot different and harder than it looks, it's more skilful and there's a lot of mental stuff more than physical,” he said.



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