Local boxer goes to great lengths
WARWICK Boxing Club member Kyle Teer travelled across Australia for a professional fight at Kalgoorlie on Friday night.
He and trainer Chris Fox flew to Perth on Thursday and then caught a connecting flight to Kalgoorlie.
There were six fights on the card with all costs covered for the interstate boxers and trainers.
While Teer lost on points over four three-minute rounds, Fox rated the fight against Queensland super featherweight champion Brent Elliott as the best of the night.
“Kyle had a nasty cut just above his eye in the third round so he had a bit to contend with in the final round,” Fox said.
“The doctor inspected his eye in the third round and allowed the fight to continue.”
Teer now has one win and two losses, all on points, in his professional career so far.
Fox said Teer was originally to fight the Western Australian champion at Kalgoorlie.
“The boy from the west pulled out and we only found out Kyle would be matched on Thursday. We were travelled to the airport when it was confirmed he had a fight,” Fox said.
It will be Fox's turn on Saturday when he is the first fight of the night at the Gold Coast Convention Centre in the lead up to the world championship bout between Toowoomba champion Michael Katsidis and Michael Lozada from Mexico.
The weigh-in is on Friday at Jupiter's with Fox's fight about 7pm.