Demsey’s keen for knockout at Sharks
QUEENSLAND giant Demsey McKean predicts he will retain his Australian heavyweight boxing title within “four or five rounds’’ against Perth veteran Roger Izonritei tonight on a historic night of fights at Southport Sharks.
The heavyweight title fight is one of four national championships being contested and Ipswich-based McKean promises to bring the fireworks for his first defence of his Australian title.
The heavy-handed 198cm, 110kg southpaw won the Australian belt with a savage stoppage of Gold Coast slugger Willie Nasio in Melbourne last year and says he is gunning for another Perth heavyweight, former world champ Lucas Browne, in 2019.
“I want to reach the top level,’’ McKean says.
“I’ve got the size and athleticism, the speed and I’m getting that power now.
“I’m looking to end the fight against Roger in four or five rounds. I think it will be another knockout win.”
Known as The Tower of Terror, McKean, 28, became involved in Mixed Martial Arts nine years ago. He is now unbeaten in 12 pro fights.
Tonight’s main event sees flamboyant Gold Coast fighter Jacob “The Flamingo’’ Ng fighting for the Australian lightweight title against Yeppoon southpaw Gaige Ireland.
Mackay’s rising star Tysinn Best will battle Jeff Horn’s sparring partner Nathan Webber for the Australian welterweight title.