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Boxer Kris George racks up his second knock-out victory

Kris George scored his second first-round win on Friday night.
Kris George scored his second first-round win on Friday night. Dave Noonan

TOOWOOMBA'S Kris George has maintained his impressive entry into the professional boxing ranks.

The former amateur champion continued his successful return to the ring under trainer Craig Monagle with a first-round knockout of New South Welshman Trent Hudson in their four-round lightweight bout at Brisbane's Mansfield Tavern on Friday night.

George's thumping victory followed his first-round tko win last month over Harrison Gardner at Rumour's International.

The Gardner bout was George's first fight for almost four years.

The 23-year-old put his boxing career on hold to concentrate on family and business priorities but the fishing champion's boxing manager Brendon Smith said his ring comeback is packed with potential.

"It was a big win from Kris," Smith said.

"I was expecting a tough, well-matched fight but Kris was far too strong for the other boy.

"Hudson did pretty well in the early exchanges, but once Kris got his jab working the fight began to turn around.

"Kris was able to put him on the mat and I didn't expect Trent to get back up but somehow he managed to regain his feet after a count of six.

"Kris then finished the job in what turned out to be a very comprehensive performance."

Smith expects George's next test will be when his fights start stretching out in distance but he is certain George is equipped to meet that challenge.

"Kris is very fit and focussed and I'm certain he'll handle that step well when it comes along," Smith said.

"I think Darling Downs boxing potentially has another exciting prospect in Kris."

Friday night's main event was won by Australia's Brett W. Smith after his Japanese opponent Ryusei Yoshida was disqualified in the final round for holding.
 

Topics:  boxing, george



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