Valley fighters hit the road


RECENTLY crowned Australian boxing champion Daniel Austin will be a major drawcard at the 'Maul In The Mallee' promotion at West Wyalong tonight.

The Yamba fighter will take on Ethan Swadling for the NSW senior light heavyweight title.

Austin won his first Australian title at Bendigo last month while Condobolin-based Swadling won two titles at the national championships ? the junior light heavyweight and intermediate cruiserweight.

Austin, who has won eight of nine contests, lost a controversial

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points decision against Swadling in Coffs Harbour prior to the Australian titles.

"It should be a cracker of a fight," promoter Nathan Swadling said.

Four other local boxers will fight on the undercard which involves 14 bouts at Ron Crowe Oval.

Adam Jones will tackle David Jones (West Wyalong) for the Orana Cruiserweight title, Wayne Read is pitted against West Wyalong police officer Hugh Schwartz in the super heavyweights, Eddie DeBono lines up against local Heath Player and Kyle 'Hurricane' Hands does battle with Jamie Stanton (West Wyalong) also in super heavyweights.

DeBono in particular has proven a real crowd pleaser and is attracting a strong following.

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