TWEED PCYC's John “Club Keno” Boyd isn't the most talented fighter around.
But he's one of the gutsiest.
Last Friday when Brisbane's Col McElwayne pulled out of his Queensland state heavyweight title tilt with Jamie Myer, the locally based promoter was left in a pickle 24-hours prior to his charity show at the Gold Coast International.
After a number of higher rated contenders knocked the fight back, citing short notice, in stepped John, saving the night.
Jamie won his second state belt - on a cut eye stoppage in round four - but John did his team proud.
John, 30, next appears on Myer's June 19 card at the Southport RSL along with gym mates, Trev Jacky and Casey Hannan, who both make their professional debuts.
In Saturday night's main bout, Miami's Les “Lock 'n Load” Sherrington took the PABA title and a top-15 world WBA ranking in the super middleweight division with a 12-round decision win over Pakistan number one Kashif Mumtaz.