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Rockhampton boxer adds another medal to growing collection

Dan McCormack is the winner from Airlie Beach, on left is Brenton Rowe. Photo Peter Holt / Daily Mercury
Dan McCormack is the winner from Airlie Beach, on left is Brenton Rowe. Photo Peter Holt / Daily Mercury Peter Holt

DAN McCormack has countless medals to his name from years of sporting success inside the ring.

But last weekend the Rockhampton PCYC boxer added another to his ever-growing collection when he went toe-to-toe with Pioneer Valley's Tim Briton in the 74kg division at the Northern Beaches Boxing Tournament in Mackay.

PCYC coach Des Upton said McCormack once again proved his dominance when he stopped in the third.

"Dan is very strong and in good condition. He throws pretty hard," Upton said.

"He put about two eight-counts on the big fella before the ref pulled him up."

Greg Toby finished on a high note with a win over Emu Park's Nick Haydock in the 60kg division.

Jefferson Butler was the second local fighter to step into the ring and Upton said while he did his best, his opponent walked away with the honours.

"He fought Pioneer Valley's Tom Briton in the 64kg division and Tom was just too strong," he said.

Upton said the forth fight of the night was the 'pinnacle event' with Rockhampton's Sam Walker going down in a nail-bitter to Michael Barrett.

"It was the fight of the night, they just pumped each other every round," Upton said.

"Sam, 24, has a really good chin and never took a backwards step all night."

"It went down to a strip point's decision for Michael to claim the win."

PCYC's Ethan Butler was forced to retire in the second round after he dislocated his shoulder.

Topics:  boxing northern beaches