Boxer step­ping into the un­known

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BOX­ING

CAN­NON­VALE boxer Dan McCor­mack will step into the dark this week­end when he takes on his fifth ca­reer box­ing bout.

The Whit­sun­day Mar­tial Arts Club prod­uct will contest Bat­tle in the Beaches on Satur­day, but he has no idea who he will be fight­ing.

Match-ups aren’t de­ter­mined un­til the day of the fight, but it’s business as usual for McCor­mack in his prepa­ra­tion.

“I’ll weigh-in at 8am then go away while they match-up for the night,” he said.

“I’m aim­ing for 73kg but it’s up to your­self and what you want to fight and how you want to fight.”

Like the event, which is shrouded in mys­tery and an­tic­i­pa­tion, McCor­mack’s decision to at­tend was equally spon­ta­neous.

“I only found out last week­end, so I’ve only had two weeks to pre­pare but I’ve re­ally en­joyed it,” he said.

“I’ve had a week to get stuck in and get as fit as pos­si­ble on short no­tice.”

The builder has been box­ing for one-and-a-half years, after orig­i­nally gain­ing in­ter­est as a high school stu­dent sev­eral years ago, and has ac­cu­mu­lated an im­pres­sive 4-0 record in the ring.

“Hope­fully I can get another win this week­end then have a break be­fore start­ing again,” he said.

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