AUSTRALIAN No.8 light heavyweight Trevor Jacky will trade blows with Brisbane’s Brian Matchett at Jamie Myer’s Fight Night at the Gold Coast Convention Centre on Friday, November 27.
Trained at the Tweed Heads PCYC under the guidance of seasoned trainer Tony Nobbs, the 29-year-old southpaw holds a 2-0 record, having stopped both Marlon Toby and Shaun Quagliotto inside the distance.
As such Jacky has raced up the Australian light-heavyweight rankings to No.8, and will be looking to cement his top-10 status with a third-straight win over Queensland No.6-ranked Matchett.
Matchett is trained by IBF light heavyweight champion Phillip Holiday – who knocked out Jeff Fenech in two rounds in 1996 – and enters the bout on the back of a points loss to ‘Contender Australia’ competitor Ben McCulloch.
A tall, rangy boxer, Matchett is opposite in stature to the nuggetty Jacky, but Nobbs expects his fighter to come out on top at the end of four tactics-driven three-minute rounds.
“There’s no denying Brian will be awkward for Trev to fight,” Nobbs said.
“But Trev is an exceptional talent and his national ranking justifies the belief I have in him.
“He’s a quiet achiever who humbly does his talking in the ring, but I think we’re yet to see the best of him, and I expect him to be too strong for Brian and move to 3-0.”
Also on the card is Nobbs’ top welterweight prospect, Casey Hannan, though no-one is too willing jump in the ring and trade blows with the talented “Cabarita Cyclone.”
Impressive performances have seen the 21-year-old ring bells in the heads of those he has touched gloves with, and the list of willing victims has decreased dramatically.
Originally scheduled to punch above his weight against Australian No.5 middleweight Micah Rivetti, Hannan’s camp is eagerly pursuing a replacement fighter for the local card, considering offers from Filipino products as well as Australians in higher weight divisions.
Australian No.10 Alex Ahtong, from the Shannon Taylor stables has been tentatively matched.
“It doesn’t matter who Casey fights, he’ll just get in there and have a crack, and I’d expect him to come out on top,” Nobbs said
“He’d give anyone at welter a hard fight, and if he has to step up to fight someone heavier, I’d still have as much faith in him.”
Nobbs’ Throwback Stable also boasts two fighters on the card, with Queensland light middleweight champion Matt Burns, back after a four-year layoff, facing off against current state champion Andrew Gosden, while Rob Coorey makes his professional debut against Billy Stewart at welterweight to kick off the night.
The main event will see Australia’s two world-rated super middleweights, Shannan Taylor and Les Sherrington, go toe-to-toe over 12 rounds for the WBF World Title.
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