PCYC boxer Sam Nicol had a win by knockout in Caloundra. He landed the blow 45 seconds into the second round.
PCYC boxer Sam Nicol had a win by knockout in Caloundra. He landed the blow 45 seconds into the second round. File

Nicol lines up Australian title

BOXER Sam Nicol has won another fight, this time a second-round knockout in Caloundra.

PCYC boxing coach Russell Thomas took three fighters to the Craig Hill-run tournament, and was pleased his young fighter backed up for a victory over Joe Wairau.

“It was good to see Sam weather the storm, because his opponent was very strong and very straight,” Thomas said.

Forty-five seconds into the second round, the knockout blow came.

“He hit him with a straight right arm,” Thomas said.

“After the fight, he said he felt really good and was pleased with how he went.”

This followed on from a first-round knockout in the Island Sands tournament held several weeks ago.

Matthew White and Craig Moore lost their fights.

But they will be all the better for the experience, according to Thomas.

Moore succumbed in a points decision to Jake Hengensen, and White also lost in three to Liam Rosen.

“Both showed promise, Matthew’s physically fit but isn’t boxing fit, but this will come with more fights,” Thomas said.

Thomas said the search was now on for an opponent for Nicol, who will fight in September for the Australian title at the PCYC, giving Gladstone crowds a chance to see him in action again.

“There will be four to five quality fights on the card, and I’m expecting a good night’s boxing,” he said.

A Rockhampton PCYC fight night is the next appointment for the fighters, Thomas said, and he may be taking up to five fighters who will head north to box on the card.



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