Knock-out win for first Fight Night
BOXING: If Bundaberg's Dean Read was nervous on Saturday night then his actions at the PCYC Multiplex didn't show it.
The junior impressed iIn his first bout for the Attila PCYC Boxing Academy at the Fight Night event.
Read beat his opponent, who had won all of his three previous fights.
"He really surprised me,” coach Attila Kovacs said.
"He was really down to earth, calm, and did the job well.”
Read wasn't the only success on the night.
Shalom College's Josh Shaxson also won as did Adam Becker in his first fight for almost five years.
"Josh had a very hard fight,” Kovacs said.
"He took plenty of punches and it was tough but he got the win.”
Kovacs said Becker was patient in his victory.
"His opponent threw plenty of haymakers,” he said.
"Becker did really well and got plenty of punches in.”
All up six boxers competed for the boxing academy with 25 fights held over the night in the first major meet at the Multiplex.
Kovacs said despite early doubts the event was a success.
"Everything was very good,” he said.
"Originally we didn't get numbers because of other events around the region.
"By the end of the night though the crowd was really strong and healthy.”
The PCYC was also happy.
"It was a great event,” Kovacs said.
"Boxers marched into the ring with a band playing and there were some really good fights.” Focus is now on the U20 titles in Caboolture on May 20.