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Former six-time Australian boxing champion Marc Bargero was waiting in anticipation as his opponent Shaun Quagliotto pulled out of their bout for the Trouble in Paradise fight night.
Former six-time Australian boxing champion Marc Bargero was waiting in anticipation as his opponent Shaun Quagliotto pulled out of their bout for the Trouble in Paradise fight night.

BOXING

THE news of IBO cruiserweight champion Danny Green coming to the Whitsundays for ‘Trouble in Paradise' has been welcomed by all boxing enthusiasts in the Whitsundays.

But in the same week, the fight night for the October 30 event has been dealt a bitter blow with fighters forced to withdraw from their bouts.

Boxing match-maker Patrick Kennedy said it had been a tough week at the office with three fighters pulling out.

“There have been some big changes to the card from this time last week,” he said.

“The life of a boxing match-maker is never dull.

“It is lucky in a way that I am so busy with other fight cards at the same time so it is easier for me to put fights together quickly because I am in touch with so many boxing people throughout the day.”

The Queensland heavyweight title fight has been cancelled as current champion, Mick King broke a bone in his hand and was forced to pull out.

Shaun Quagliotto, who was set to face six-time Australian champion Marc Bargero in a light heavyweight bout has also withdrawn from his fight due to work commitments.

And adding to the woes was when Brian Pearson pulled out of his fight after re-injuring a troublesome knee.

Despite three of the five fights having been disrupted, Kennedy said he was confident that everything would be back on track within the next week.

“Thankfully the main event seems unchanged,” he said.

“I can assure people that I will have a huge night of boxing put together for October 30.

“This night will really put Airlie Beach on the boxing map.”

Kennedy is currently in talks with several boxers interested in the fight night.


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