Port pair packs a punch

ALLEGIANCE Combat and Fitness Centre took a two-from-two win ratio from a fight night in Newcastle over the weekend.

Sam Bastin and Dale Carr both won their fights − and won them convincingly.

Carr was first up in just his second amateur fight and still boasts and unbeaten record.

His efforts in the fight and, in particular, leading up to it were second to none.

To make weight for the bout he had to drop seven kilos in just three weeks.

“Fortunately my fitness was pretty good because I had trained so hard leading up to the fight,” he said.

“I had no option, to make weight I had to loose a bit so, I had to change my diet completely and I was training everyday.”

Although Carr’s trainer, and co-fighter Bastin claimed he simply outclassed his opponent, Carr remained humble in victory.

“My opponent had a pretty good first round,” he said.

“It was fairly even because I forgot to implement a few things in that round that we had spoken about earlier, like, setting up the combinations instead of just going for them.”

His next battle is due in April when he walks down the aisle with his fiancee.

Bastin had a similar classy victory when he took to the ring. He also won by unanimous decision in a fight that he said he was in control of the whole time.

Bastin was on par with his opponent but he enjoyed an emphatic victory despite giving away a massive eight kilo advantage.

“I was pretty much in control the whole time,” he said.

“I was just aggressive and in the end just out classed him.”

Bastin said as a trainer it was good to see such a good win record between himself and his fighters.

“It’s really nice to see all the work we put in and the results we are seeing from it,” he said.

“The good win ratio shows we are doing something right.”

Owner of ACFC Jason Harris said both fighters were great role models for the gym and Port Macquarie as a whole.

“They are both professional and disciplined in everything they do,” he said.

“They lead the club very well and it’s good to see them rack up a few wins.”

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