Josh Nagle, centre, has continued his good start to his boxing career in Nambucca Heads last weekend.
Josh Nagle, centre, has continued his good start to his boxing career in Nambucca Heads last weekend.

Nagle an early hit in boxing ring

WHEN it comes to reaching peak fitness local amateur boxer Josh Nagle is right up there with the best.

The Grafton High School physical education teacher had his second career bout on Friday night at Nambucca Heads and he did not disappoint.

Fighting in the 69kg division, Nagle outclassed and outboxed his opponent, Yamba’s Luke Myer.

After taking a heavy blow to the body, Myer buckled over in pain, with the referee having no option but to stop the fight in the second round.

For 26-year-old Nagle it was his second time in the ring and according to his trainer Darren McMahon he has the attitude and fitness to go a long way in the sport.

“It was only his second fight and he still remains undefeated,” McMahon said.

“His fitness held him in good stead and he was just too strong and fit for his opponent.

“Myer couldn’t handle his relentless attack and in fact they put an eight-count on him just before the end of the second round. Josh hit him with a huge blow to the body which did the damage.”

Nagle’s next bout will be at Casino on May 7.



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