Ex-Grafton boxer to finally fight
MONTHS of training – and just as much frustration – are set to be unleashed by Grafton’s Jason Hartmann when he finally steps into the ring against Victorian Johannes Mwetupunga on Friday, March 26.
The pair had been scheduled to clash on March 5 but a last-minute venue shift forced Hartmann to cool his heels and set back his training three weeks.
But now just a week away from the bout for the vacant Australian Middleweight Title, all systems are go in the Hitman’s camp.
Father John says his son is set for the biggest bout of his career.
“Hitman wound up his intensive training on Friday night with 10 rounds of sparring,” John Hartmann said.
“Next week will be taken up with light running and light gym work with the main aim focusing on freshening up of the body.”
The pair will meet at Brisbane’s Mansfield Tavern in what could be the biggest bout for a local boxer since Jeff Harding won the Australasian Light heavyweight Title in September of 1987.
Hartmann originally threw the challenge out to Junior Talipeau in December but another change of program saw Mwetupunga ultimately fill the void.