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

Local boxer looks at Qld titles after his Airlie win

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.


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