BIG HITTERS: David Surawski and Al Fogarty were in one of 13 fights on Saturday night in the Warwick Boxing Club fundraising night.
BIG HITTERS: David Surawski and Al Fogarty were in one of 13 fights on Saturday night in the Warwick Boxing Club fundraising night. Deanna Millard

The fight of the night at WIRAC

TWO boxers from Warwick called Jake showed they are boxers of the future with an outstanding three rounds in their boxing debuts at the Fundraiser Fight Night at WIRAC.

Fight Night organiser Chris Fox, of the Warwick Boxing Club, said the crowd threw $110 into the ring at the end of the fight to recognise the outstanding effort by the boxers.

Jake Dwan had the best of the first round, the second round was close and Jake Thompson had the better of the third round.

Fox said the pair had been training at the club for six weeks.

"I had both matched with visiting opponents but neither showed up so we matched the two Warwick boxers," he said.

"We had 13 fights on the night."

Luke Costello and Byron Manthey show their style at WIRAC.
Luke Costello and Byron Manthey show their style at WIRAC.

In the main fight, Tasmanian star Johnny Brown beat Murgon boxer Jimmy Stanley.

"The fight was close but Johnny was fitter," Fox said.

"I told Johnny I was putting on a fight show and he said he would be keen to fight and paid his own way from Tasmania to vie for a trophy in the middleweight division on Saturday night.

"He has an Australian title fight coming up in the light middleweight division later this year and was keen to get a fight under his belt.

"Jimmy has represented Australia and is on the comeback trail."

David Hallman (right) and Craig Monagle in a Warwick v Toowoomba fight.
David Hallman (right) and Craig Monagle in a Warwick v Toowoomba fight.

Michael Brackin gave 5kg in weight but scored in a point's decision against Rusty Thornton.

Former Australian junior champion and Warwick Cowboys footballer David Hallman scored a points decision against Toowoomba professional trainer Craig Monagle.

Nick Davidson won on points from Cain Buckland in a three-round bout in the 85kg division.

All funds raised went to the Warwick Boxing Club.

Club members surprised president Andrew Grafton when they awarded him a life membership.

In other results Luke Costello beat Byron Manthey on points in an all-Warwick fight.

  • James Kiss beat David Lawler on a TKO in an all-Warwick fight.
  • Ian Brown (Warwick) defeated Kira Perrin (Texas) on points.
  • Hayden Alldridge and Zac O'Connor had an all-Warwick exhibition bout.
  • Al Fogarty (Warwick) drew with Dave Surawski (Toowoomba).
  • Dean Weston (Toowoomba) drew with Chris Hielscher (Highfields).
  • Ben Pauli drew with Tyron Dingle in all-Toowoomba fight.
  • Hayden Kiss drew with Jamie Hilt in all-Toowoomba fight.


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