Tommy Gun fires to pip Rocky
A LARGE and vocal crowd was treated to a tremendous main event at the Cudgen Leagues Club on Saturday night.
In a thrilling two-man war, Tweed Stingrays' Tommy “Gun” Strain was pushed all the way by game home town fighter Ricky Irwin, 21.
After four see-sawing rounds of non-stop action, Strain was awarded a split decision.
Again, like in their first bout in March at Condong, a standing eight count secured Strain the fight. Spurred by his home crowd, “Rocky” Irwin was always going to be tough to beat and was prepared for it.
Not that Strain was without a lot of local support. Perseverance has paid off for the 18-year-old Gun, who now has a record of 15-9, winning five from his last six.
Irwin, having faced some excellent opposition and being a national honours challenger, drops to 10-16 but is better than his record suggests.