Kirk a cut above in boxing ring
AN improvement in his footwork is propelling Impact Boxing young gun Kirk Dumschat to new heights.
Dumschat travelled out west to Nanango with fellow Impact Boxing contender Col Danaher, and was on fire in the ring.
Stepping up to Jack McPhee from Bribie Island, Dumschat ensured the result wasn’t left in any doubt with a unanimous points decision.
It was a result that pleased Impact Boxing trainer Mark Evans.
“Kirk continues to grow from strength to strength as he started this bout very strong against a very well skilled and fit (opponent),” he said.
Evans credited Dumschat’s fearsome form in the ring to his superior footwork.
“Kirk is on fire at the moment,” he said.
“We’ve been working on his footwork for a while now, and he has really proven to himself that he can do it.
“He is moving better than he ever has, and is improving all the time.”
Dumschat’s success follows his move from Karma Boxing to the Impact Boxing Academy, which is based in Cooroy.
In the bout itself, Dumschat came out strong and never once looked back.
The initial momentum only continued to flow the Gympie boxer’s way in the second round, as Dumschat’s footwork began to prove the difference.
Dancing around his opponent with absolute ease, Dumschat raised the intensity of his attack, mixing up a lethal combination of angles to stamp his authority on the bout.
Meanwhile, Danaher ensured Impact Boxing returned home with a winning double following a polished performance against Will Ellery, of the Roma Boxing Club.
Danaher won the bout by way of a split points’ decision, bouncing back after a slow start.
Evans said Danaher was showing early signs of rust after having not stepped into the ring since claiming an Australian title in October last year.
“Col got off to a slow start but soon realised he needed to pick up the pace, and dug deep to come home in the final round,” Evans said.
Impact Boxing will again showcase its emerging talent when it hosts the first ever Global Boxing Association sanctioned State of Origin clash on June 5 at the Noosa District High School.