Bynon, Cusack to fight for cruiserweight title

BOXING - THE Western Cruiserweight title is up for grabs when Daniel Bynon and Peter Cusack step into the ring at the Dubbo RSL Club next Saturday night.

The 86kg bout will be part of a combined professional and amateur card put together by promoters Robert "Gummy" Toomey and John Halford.

Toomey said the Bynon-Cusack contest has been creating a lot of interest around the gyms, especially at Brad Soper's Fitness Corner setup where Bynon goes through his daily fitness work.

"Daniel's only had three fights but he's won them all so he's got everything going for him," he said.

"Peter comes from Narromine and he's one win from two and I don't think he'll be overawed by what is put in front of him. So that points to it being a good contest."

The feature professional bout will be between Wellington's Joel Galea and Gunnedah's Daniel Durham.

Durham will have only his second bout as a professional having done everything right coming up with a knockout in the fight for pay atmosphere.

But Galea has done enough to earn favouritism, according to Toomey.

"They've been in the ring before as amateurs but Joel's made a good transition to the pro ranks and I'd expect him to go well," Toomey said.

"Galea is more confident now since he's been fighting as a pro and about three months ago featured on the Fox Sports boxing show.

"Both boys are expected to fight at the light middleweight 69kg division."

The organisers have worked hard to put together a boxing card that will appeal to patrons and there's even some chance a couple of females will get into the ring.

"Not sure about the girls' fight just yet," Toomey said.

"John (Halford) has been trying to get something fixed and hopefully it will come off.

"As for the other fights we're really looking forward to seeing some regular guys in the ring including Thomas Toomey.

"Spock has been a big supporter of our tournaments for a long time and he happened to make the comment recently that it looked pretty easy, so I put it to him to talk the talk.

"Lenny Bateup has a few guys from his Insane Boxing Gym linking up and Brayden Newman and Richard Harvey are keen to go again and are unbeaten in previous bouts.

"Chris Daley, unknown in the ring but well-known in rugby league, is also ready to go and Nyngan rugby league player James Neylan is also on the card, along with Dubbo's Mathew Plain."

The promoters are hopeful of getting 11 bouts together on a card that will start at 6.30pm at the RSL club with tickets at $35 for adults and $20 kids.

Daniel Bynon working out at the Fitness Corner Gym ahead of Saturday night's bout with Peter Cusack. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE.

Daniel Bynon working out at the Fitness Corner Gym ahead of Saturday night's bout with Peter Cusack. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE.


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