Lo­cal boxer looks at Qld ti­tles after his Air­lie win

Whitsunday Times - - AIRLIE FIGHT NIGHT 5 - By Peter Car­ruthers

AFTER his per­for­mance at Air­lie Fight Night 5 on Satur­day, lo­cal boxer Daniel McCor­mack is con­sid­er­ing fight­ing in the Queens­land ti­tles.

McCor­mack de­feated Tim Min­niecon from Yep­poon after three rounds and a unan­i­mous de­ci­sion by the judges.

“It was a good fight, re­ally close and re­ally com­pet­i­tive,” he said.

His abil­ity to match and de­feat a fighter with con­sid­er­ably more ex­pe­ri­ence has mo­ti­vated him to fight out­side the Mackay/Whit­sun­day area, he said.

In front of his home crowd at the Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club McCor­mack put on a show that many said was the most en­ter­tain­ing bout of the night.

“Hon­estly I couldn’t have been hap­pier with it,” he said.

“I got lots of com­ments about how peo­ple en­joyed watch­ing the fight.”

McCor­mack said peo­ple who were not box­ing fans were con­verted to a new un­der­stand­ing of the sport after see­ing his face-off against Min­niecon.

“It’s not all about big knock-outs and vi­o­lence. It’s an art form,” he said.

“Hope­fully I show­cased some skill and I was able to dodge some shots that could have been the end for me.

“That’s why we do it and that’s why we love it.

“That is the most sat­is­fy­ing thing, know­ing peo­ple en­joyed the fight.”

The very close and tech­ni­cal tussle be­tween the two box­ers not only pleased the crowd.

“His abil­ity re­ally bought out the best in me,” McCor­mack said of his op­po­nent.

“Old mate was as equally as good and we both took each other to new heights.”

McCor­mack said now that the chal­lenge of the Air­lie Fight Night bout had been over­come he could cer­tainly move on to set­ting him­self new goals.

PHOTO: Dane Lilling­stone

GREAT FIGHT: Daniel McCor­mack with this team fol­low­ing his vic­tory.

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