Boxers looking to Currie favour
FORMER Australian featherweight boxer Selwyn Currie is coming to town to give local up-and-coming fighters a lesson in the art of pugilism.
PCYC boxing coach Russell Thomas said having Currie put PCYC-trained boxers through their paces would be a real benefit for the local lads.
“He was pretty tough, worked hard for everything he won,” Thomas said.
“I hope the boys get a fair bit out of it.
“It's all about getting your mind right and your body right, and he'll be telling all about how to do that.”
Thomas said Currie was working in Rockhampton, and his assistance with the fighters in town was appreciated.
“The boys are fortunate they can train with him,” he said.
“He's got good ideas about the fighting game, and has good methodologies.”
Currie once reached number nine in the WBO rankings, and also held the WBO Asia Pacific featherweight title.
Thomas is holding a fight night in mid-September and is putting together a card for the night.
Sam Nicol will fight for the Australian title at the PCYC and a contender is being looked for interstate.
The fight night in Gladstone gives the in-form Nicol, who has two knockouts in his past two fights, a chance to box in front of a home crowd.