Hard-fought victory for McCor­mack

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

HE BOASTS an un­de­feated 7-0 record af­ter Satur­day’s Air­lie Fight Night IV suc­cess but Dan McCor­mack said it was the tough­est win of his ca­reer.

The Can­non­vale lo­cal took on Mount Isa’s Que­varn Patuwai and pre­vailed on ma­jor­ity points de­ci­sion, win­ning 30-28, 29-28 and 28-29.

“It was def­i­nitely the tough­est fight I’ve had,” he said.

“I knew I’d won the first two rounds but the third was get­ting tough to­ward the end and I was get­ting tired. I thought ‘just sur­vive this round and you’ve won’. I re­mem­ber think­ing ‘just don’t get knocked out’ and I hadn’t had that feel­ing be­fore. Nor­mally I’m ag­gres­sive in the third round, go­ing in for the kill but I had noth­ing left... I just had to stay on my feet.”

McCor­mack, who felt the pres­sure of ex­pec­ta­tion, said it was the “best show” he had been a part of.

“Walk­ing out in front of the crowd was the best feel­ing in the world. That’s what’s so good about it, you take the gam­ble and there’s a good chance you’re go­ing to get knocked out in front of 1000 peo­ple but that’s what makes it ex­cit­ing.”

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