Fletcher aims to impress Bay fans
JARROD Fletcher had some supporters from Hervey Bay in the crowd when he won the Pan Asian Boxing Association middleweight crown at the Brisbane Convention Centre last Friday night.
You can be sure the former Olympic boxing captain will have plenty more when he steps into the ring to defend the first title of his professional career.
The 26-year-old former Urangan State High School student said yesterday that there was a great chance that the fight will be staged back in his home city – Hervey Bay.
Fletcher won his prized belt after outclassing New Zealander Dion McNabney and doing it very quickly.
The referee crowned Fletcher champion just one minute into round two after McNabney was counted out after being dropped by a huge body shot.
The win means Fletcher has now won all three of his fights since he joined the professional ranks.
Fletcher, a Commonwealth Games gold medallist from 2006 and a Beijing Olympian, said he would just love to defend his title in Hervey Bay.
“It’s been over five years since I had a fight back home so it would be pretty special to have this one there,” Fletcher said just after finishing training in Brisbane.
“A lot has happened in my career since I last fought at home so I couldn’t think of a better way to thank people for their support by fighting in front of them.”
Fletcher said the fight would probably be in mid-February and at the PCYC.