I WANT TO HELP YOU MATE. It was those six words that led to Michael Katsidis packing his bags and moving back to Toowoomba. And no it wasn’t Brendon Smith saying those words to Michael Katsidis – it was the other way around.
Kris ‘THE SILENCER’ George to defend his WBA Oceania title against Kiwi champ Anthony ‘TNT’ Taylor.
THE BIG BOUTS KEEP COMING for Brendon Smith’s ‘Smithy Brings the big fights 9’ card on March 14. The undefeated and reigning WBA Oceania junior welter weight champion Kris George will make his first title defence against New Zealand’s Anthony ‘TNT’ Taylor.
WHEN JACK ASIS GREW UP AS A HOMELESS STREET KID in the Phillipines he couldn’t even afford a belt to keep his pants up. Fast forward to 2015 and he’s now the proud owner of a WBA Oceania title belt and a number 15 world ranking.
FORMER NRL AND SUPER LEAGUE STAR MICHAEL WITT will re-unite with his amateur boxing coach Brendon Smith and make his professional debut on March 14 in Toowoomba as part of the Smithy Brings the big fights 9 card.
Witt, a Newtown Lions junior, only hung up his boots last year following a highly successful 12 year career which included stints at NRL clubs Parramatta, Manly, New Zealand and Saint George Illawarra. He also played four year’s in the UK Super League for the London Broncos and Celtic Crusaders and had one season with Otago in the New Zealand national rugby union competition.
IT’S OFFICIAL – March 14 Rumours International Toowoomba. Undefeated former Australian Olympic Captain Luke ‘Action’ Jackson will take on Toowoomba’s ‘Iron’ Will Young for the Australian featherweight title.
A fit and hardened Earl today declared “Its only days until I bring back bragging rights for the whole of England as I claim my victory that I should of had in 2007, when we traded blows before. Michael has said there will be no trilogy and he is correct when he says that, as once we box I will make it his last fight and retire him from boxing. This fight has been burning inside me ever since the last fight in 2007 and I’m determined to make this right.”
Filipino star and adopted Toowoomba son “The Assassin” Jack Asis is set to return to the ring when he rematches tough Indonesian Revo Rengkung on the undercard of “Smithy Brings the Big Fights 7” on July 4 at Rumours International in Toowoomba.
The pair, who each have over 50 fights as a professional, last met in March 2013 in Townsville where it was Asis who scored a points victory. Since then both fighters have been very active including Jack scoring a controversial draw for the WBC Asia Council Continental title, while Rengkung has had big fights all over the world including Thailand and Japan.
Twin brothers Tom and John Ford, who hail from Thailand but have been living and fighting out of Western Australia, have signed a 3 year deal with Brendon Smith of Smithy’s Promotions.