Todd's not Kidd-ing over PCYC
BOXER Todd Kidd is a man of his word.
The Beijing Olympian has proven that by keeping a promise he made to his best mate and flat-mate, Hervey Bay’s Jarrod Fletcher, after the Olympics.
Kidd said he would make his professional debut when Fletcher had his first professional fight in his hometown – that’s what he’s going to do on February 27.
The 24-year-old Kidd will step into the ring at the Hervey Bay PCYC on the same night Fletcher makes his long-awaited return to the Whale City.
Fletcher, the captain of the Australian boxing team in Beijing, said he couldn’t be happier about the news.
“It means such a lot to me,” Fletcher said yesterday.
“We have known each other since we were juniors finding our way in the sport and we have been team-mates for Australia all over the world together.
“I couldn’t think of any one better than Todd to have on the card alongside me on the night.”
Kidd has had about 180 fights for 150 wins as an amateur while Fletcher has started his professional career in style, winning all three bouts he’s had including the Pan Asian Boxing Association middleweight crown.