Star young Yarrawonga boxer Jack Moore will contest the Australian 64kg Light Welterweight title in Narromine NSW on Saturday, March 3.
Jack, 17, will fight Jye Lane Taylor in a four, three minute rounds as the main event on a probable 20-fight program.
Jack’s opponent is a 23-year-old who has 15 wins and four losses.
“It’s definitely Jack’s biggest fight to date and a lot of opportunities will open up if we get the win,” his coach Matt (Camel) Kennedy told the Yarrawonga Chronicle.
“We don’t know anything about Jye. We’re keeping an open mind about him.”
On December 16, Jack claimed the vacant NSW 67kg Welterweight Champion title with a unanimous points decision win over 20-year-old Oscar Doanne of Sydney who had 25 previous fights.
Former Australian Middleweight Boxing Champion Robert Twomey is organising the fight program, sanctioned by the NSW League of Boxing.
Jack, who has to lose 3kg for the fight, said he is looking forward to the bout. “ I’ve been training hard,” he added.
He spars three days a week in his six-day training program at Murray River Boxing Gym in Mulwala.
And his coach was pulling no punches about opponent, Jye Lane Taylor.
“He’ll know he’s had a fight at the end of it,” Kennedy promised.