Former league star Michael Witt to make pro boxing debut on Smithy Brings the big fights 9

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.

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Katsidis vs Earl 2: Tensions rise at press conference

Graham Earl touched down in Australia today ahead of his much anticipated rematch with former 2 time WBO world champion, Michael Katsidis ‘The Great’ on Friday night at Rumours International convention centre in Toowoomba.

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.”

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“The Assassin” Jack Asis to rematch Revo Rengkung

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.

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