The Tank wants his final fight to be on home soil
BOXING: After more than a decade in the ring, boxer Kyle 'The Tank' Teer wants to end his professional career in his home town.
With more than 50 amateur fights and 20 professional fights under his belt, the Warwick Boxing Club member has decided it is time to hang up the gloves.
A contender in three Queensland Lightweight title fights, The Tank has travelled as far as Kalgoorlie to compete in professional bouts.
Despite his long career, Teer has never fought in front of a home crowd.
Warwick Boxing Club trainer Chris Fox has seen Teer transform from a boy into a professional boxer and wants to give the 28-year-old a fitting finale.
"He's never had a home fight before," Fox said.
"Kyle would love to finish off here and I'm hoping to put one on for him."
Fox said he aimed to organise a professional fight here in Warwick by the end of March 2016.
"There are a few things left to sort out like dates and such," Fox said.
"We don't want to clash with a Cowboys home game: They are our main supporters so we will have to work around that."
It was Fox's grandfather the late Sel Brackin, who started training Teer when he was 16.
Fox said The Tank deserved a fitting send-off.
"His win-loss record doesn't reflect just how tough a competitor he is," he said.
"He is the toughest man I know, he never takes a backwards step and he's never in a bad fight.
"I'm going to do my best to host the fight, with a suitable opponent - it would be a good way for him to finish."
Fox has organised corporate fights but this would be his first time organising a professional fight.
The Warwick trainer was a professional judge before he chose to pursue promoting.
Boxing Queensland officials from Brisbane would officiate the professional fight and Fox hoped to include some amateur and masters fights on the same card.
"Who knows, I might even get into the ring myself if I can find some Warwick boxers," he said.
"It costs a fair bit to put on a professional fight like this with all the officials you need to bring in.
"It would be great to see a good crowd turn up and support Kyle in his last fight."
Fox hopes to bring more professional bouts to Warwick in the future.