Ipswich to host more top fight nights
SUCH was the success of the latest Ipswich fight night, promoter Kurtis Pegoraro is already planning another big program for March or April.
The Queensland welterweight champion was delighted with the 14 bouts held over more than three hours at the Ipswich Civic Centre on Friday night.
"We sold out before the doors opened so it was good,'' Pegoraro said.
Of the 13 Ipswich fighters involved in the Corporate Combat fight night, 12 won.
"They were all really close fights,'' the promoter said.
One of the highlights was the all-Ipswich duel in the 72kg division between Aussie belt holder Asher Wolff and Australian Golden Gloves titleholder James Ryan.
Wolff was judged winner in a split decision after a tough tussle.
In the main event, unbeaten Ipswich product Demsey McKean fought Danny Rio, who is first cousin of international fighter Alex Leapai.
McKean won on a points decision.
Apart from fighters from the Corporate Boxing Club Ipswich, other boxers came from Logan, North Lakes, Vikings Muay Thai, Cronins Tribe, Powerhouse Prodigy, House of Pain, PUMMA and Extreme Boxing clubs.
Pegoraro appreciated a visit from Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale. He thanked council for their support.
"The venue was awesome,'' Pegoraro said.
"Based on the sellout, I think it will be a pretty common thing now.
"We're aiming for three times a year.''
Corporate Combat fight night winners, November 13.
- 60kg: Tim Wolyncevic def Rocky Ku.
- 95kg: Rob Baron def Jye Hinton.
- 78kg: Matthew Hackett def Ethan Bryson.
- 100kg: Ben Thompson def Shane Livingstone.
- 64kg: Shannon Howard def Jade Nicolia.
- 90kg: Fatu Sefo def Ben Reeve.
- 70kg: Pati Lemai def So'O Savusa.
- 130kg+: Jake Biddle def Josh Guntier.
- 75kg: Simon Vongxay def Ben Thomas.
- 56kg: Casey O'Neil def Jess Cashman.
- 64kg: Chris Manz def Bailey Henry.
- 60kg: Kaylee Doyle def Cody Carson.
- 72kg: Asher Wolff def James Ryan.
- 95kg: Demsey McKean def Danny Rio.