A big thank you to Darren Walton for putting this article together and publishing it through the Australian Associated Press on December 21st, 2023. This article went around the country and around the world. See, for example, The Guardian’s version of it, here. The AAP version though included original photos.
It was a tough fight, but one I had to have. The result was a loss via a split decision. I was upset with the decision but was heartened when I found out that my opponent was a good deal more experienced than I’d been led to believe. I’d been told he’d had a series of amateur ‘corporate’ fights. What I hadn’t been told was that he’d also had 27 professional fights in Argentina before coming to this country. That made me feel a little better.