Wade Ryan didn’t end up fighting for the WBC ABCO Super Welterweight title on Saturday, but it didn’t stop the Gunnedah boxer putting on a show at the Gunnedah Town Hall.
Ryan was originally meant to fight Atchariya Wirojanasunobol who was a late withdrawal which forced Black ‘N’ Blue Boxing Gunnedah’s David Syphers to find a new opponent with a similar fighting style to Wirojanasunobol.
Brisbane-based Arnon Yuchareon stepped up to the plate.
The change of opponent didn’t throw Ryan off his game as he claimed a knockout win – his 16th win overall from 21 fights.
“Wade’s fight was good. It was very exciting,” Syphers said.
“Wade won with a fifth round knockout. He performed well. It was a good fight for him.
“He stuck to the plan and it all went well.”
Black ‘N’ Blue’s Albert Nolan was scheduled to make his professional debut on the night but his opponent Tnananut Johphromma also had to withdraw.
Nolan instead fought an amateur bout and scored a points decision victory.
All in all, Syphers was happy with how the night panned out.
“There was a good crowd. There were about 700 people there. It got bigger as the night went on,” Syphers said.
“It was probably a bigger crowd than last year. It was a good show.
“Everybody was over the moon with the night. All the spectators had a good time.”
Syphers said it went so well, he was planning to hold another show in October.
“Down the track, we’re hoping to fight for an Australian title or a regional title which is on the cards around October and hopefully in Gunnedah,” Syphers said of Ryan’s next potential bout.
“Albert will be going professional in October as well if it all works out.
“After the support we had the other night, we can do something like that again.
“It’ll be similar [to Saturday’s event] but Wade’s fight is looking to be a very big one.”
There were roughly 20 fights on Saturday with fighters coming from around the North West and as far as Narrandera and the South Coast.
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