Australian junior welterweight champion Jack Asis and Warwick boxer Kyle Teer before a training session in Warwick.
Australian junior welterweight champion Jack Asis and Warwick boxer Kyle Teer before a training session in Warwick. Gerard Walsh

Teer 'something special'

BRENDON Smith has been in the corner for two Michael Katsidis world championship boxing title wins but is an awe of the performance of Warwick boxer Kyle Teer in the 2011 round of the year in Australian professional boxing.

Smith was in Warwick yesterday with a squad of four boxers for a light workout at the Warwick Boxing Club Gym and some spars which included Teer.

"I was lucky to be in the front row with Michael at the Greek club in Brisbane when Kyle fought (and beat) Steve Wijangco last year," Smith said.

"It was an incredible round with Kyle and Steve toe to toe for the whole three minutes. Defence went out the door. The whole (six round) fight was incredible.

"Kyle is quite a slippery character (in the ring). He showed good skill, a big heart and a will to win."

After seeing a round which was judged the best in the nation for 2011, Smith decided he had to have Teer on his March 3 promotion, Smithy's Promotions fight night, at Rumours in Toowoomba.

Teer, who is trained by Chris Fox in Warwick, will fight Will Young from Smith's gym.

The Warwick boxer goes into the fight with more experience, as the bout will be the first in the professional ranks for Young.

Australian junior welterweight champion Jack "The Assassin" Asis will be in one of three international fights on the night.

Asis has sparred with Katsidis despite being 3kg lighter than the dual world champion.

He remembers the power of the Katsidis punch so won't be worried if he comes under heavy attack on March 3.

Asis is currently in Toowoomba training at Smithy's Gym at Newtown and will shift permanently from Sydney to Toowoomba after the fight.

"I am keen to secure a world title fight. Give me the chance and I will win a title," he said.

The March fight night card includes Czar Amonsot, a world title contender from Las Vegas.

During the 10 years Smith travelled the world with Katsidis and lived anywhere from Toowoomba to America and Thailand, he tried to keep away from the glitz and glamour.

"I don't take a lot of notice of the glitz and glamour. It is still boxing and is a dangerous sport," Smith said. "We have a big responsibility for what we are doing."

 

Fight night

March 3 at Rumours.

Doors open 6.30pm, first fight at 7.30pm

Five professional bouts

Five amateur bouts

Warwick boxer Kyle Teer (trained by Chris Fox) to fight Will Young (trained by Brendon Smith)

Tickets at Smithy's Gym, call 4637 8298 between 3pm and 8pm weekdays

Cost - $75 ringside and $45 other seats

Crowd capacity 1000