Mundine on horizon
JARROD Fletcher will stand toe-to-toe with Samoan boxer Peter Tovio in Brisbane next Saturday.
If Fletcher, Hervey Bay’s Pan Asian Boxing Association middleweight champion, wins that contest he’ll move one step closer to having a shot at The Man himself, three-time world champion Anthony Mundine.
To do that though, Fletcher knows he needs to keep doing what he’s good at – winning bouts.
He has stopped all four of his rivals in his fledgling professional career and has done it well inside the distance.
If Fletcher, 27, can get another six or so wins under his belt, a showdown with Mundine could be on the cards.
Fletcher got the chance to test himself against Mundine this week when the pair sparred together in Brisbane.
It was an experience Fletcher said he really enjoyed.
“I handled it really well. It felt really comfortable,” he said.
“I’d fight the bloke tomorrow if I had the opportunity. I’d love to have a crack at him for sure.
“Saying that, I’ve got to have 10 or so fights under my belt before I can think about that.
“What I’ve got to do though is concentrate on each fight and keep on winning.
“We’ll have to wait and see what happens mate.”
As for his showdown with Tovio, Fletcher, a Beijing Olympian and Melbourne Commonwealth Games champion, said he was sure it would be another tough examination.
“He’s won his past two fights. He’ll come to fight for sure,” the former Urangan State High School student, said.
Fraser Coast boxing fans wanting to see Fletcher take on Tovio at the Fortitude Boxing Club should contact Dave Fletcher on 0412 561 656.
Tickets cost $130 and that includes food, drink and return coach trip to Brisbane from Hervey Bay.