Dylan Biggs – the Beaudesert Storm – is the new Australasian Super Welter Weight Champion.
Biggs, 20, took the belt from Mirko Pizzi at South Bank Piazza on 15 October, placing him well and truly among the nation’s best boxers.
Biggs, who has trained with Justin O’Leary from Beaudesert Boxing Club for half his life, since he was about 10, took the title in front of a passionate crowd of supporters including his mum and siblings, partner and baby daughter.
A busload from Beaudesert travelled in for the match, and some local sponsors even tuned in to watch the match from holidays abroad.
O’Leary thanked Biggs’ sponsors and supporters.
“This takes Dylan to the next level in pro boxing and no doubt it’ll be the first of many big fights,” he said.
“He was already known as one of the up and comers in Australia’s boxing community, but now he’s definitely up there.”