Biggs’ biggest fight

Dylan Biggs. Photo by Susie Cunningham.
Dylan Biggs. Photo by Susie Cunningham.

Dylan Biggs AKA The Beaudesert Storm is limbering up for the fight of his career after becoming mandatory challenger to Australian Super Welterweight Champion Victor Nagbe.

Biggs, 21, secured the fight after making an official challenge and offer to Nagbe through the Australian National Boxing Federation.

Dylan Biggs and daughter Zylah.

Biggs chases Australian title

Dylan Biggs has the full support of Beaudesert behind him as he prepares to take on Australian Super Welterweight Champion Victor Nagbe.

The Australian title bid will be a defining moment for Biggs, 21, who has been training with Justin O’Leary at Beaudesert Boxing Club since he was about 10 and has 7 professional fights and 90 amateur fights under his belt.

The date and location are yet to be set, but the Australian National Boxing Federation (ANBF) has ruled, come 1 April, Nagbe has 70 days to defend his title against Biggs.

Biggs, aka The Beaudesert Storm, currently sits at number 7 in the ANBF National Mens Ratings for Super Welterweight (69.85kg) and Victoria’s Nagbe is Champion.

Biggs will also step up to middleweight to fight the Gold Coast’s Joel Pavlides on 25 March at Rumours International in Toowoomba as part of The Big fights 32.

Biggs’ upcoming fights show he is onto bigger and better things after Nikita Tszyu, who is number 3 Australian Super Welterweight, backflipped on a fight planned for 26 April.

Biggs, whose manager is Brendon Smith of TGW & Smithy’s Promotions, said they had to jump through a few hoops to secure the fight against Nagbe.

“Nagbe’s management didn’t want the fight because it’s obviously a risk, but my manager Brendon talked to the ANBF and put in an offer to make me the mandatory challenger. It went to an ANBF vote and they all agreed I’m the mandatory,” he said.

“What happened with Nikita wasn’t great, but it was a push in the right direction. Victor Nagbe never shies away from a fight and he’s a good boxer.”

He said he was looking forward to the 25 March fight.

“It’s not going to be easy – Pavlides is very good, and I can’t underestimate him because we’ve done a lot of sparring together and he’s a good boxer,” he said.

“I appreciate everyone who comes to my fights from Beaudesert, including all my sponsors.”

Buses will run from Beaudesert to Toowoomba and back for the 25 March fight and tickets can be arranged via Justin O’Leary on 0499 944 250.

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Journalist telling the stories of where I live. I love living and working in Beaudesert and when I'm not working you'll see me walking the dogs with my husband Zac.