Gunnedah’s Albert Nolan put it all on the line at the weekend, fighting for the Australian Super Featherweight Title. 

Held at Revesby, Nolan and his opponent, Daniel Carr, went punch-for-punch, with the bout eventually declared a draw.

Coached by David (Spike) Syphers at Black N Blue Boxing Gunnedah, the fight was the biggest of Nolan’s career.

Syphers said he believes Nolan did enough to win the fight, especially with a dominant performance in the last three rounds.

“It was his first 10-round fight and he went really well,” Syphers said.

“He has fought Carr before, but Carr has had 12 professional bouts since, Nolan has had three.

“It was a tough fight, with a commentator calling it the fight of the year.

“There was a standing ovation at the end for both athletes. They just went to war and a lot of heavy punches.”

Nolan is now looking at fighting in the featherweight division, at 57kg.

“He has pulled up well from the fight and went 10 rounds with ease,” he said.

“But he will be very hard to beat at 57kg in the featherweight, so we are looking at campaigning in that division,” Syphers said.

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