Gunnedah’s Albert Nolan emerged victorious last Wednesday night after defending his WBC Australasian featherweight boxing title in Sydney.

The eight-round featherweight bout was at Moore Park where he went up against Vegas Larfield.

Not only was it another great win for Gunnedah athletes but it was regarded by viewers an as incredible bout.

“Jeff Fenech said it was probably the best fight he has seen in years,” Black N Blue Boxing coach David (Spike) Syphers said.

His opponent was a favourite among the crowd with big names managing and sponsoring the 21-year-old.

“His opponent [Larfield] was very good. He had nine fight previously, nine wins and seven knockouts,” Syphers said.

“I never underestimated him,” Nolan said.

However, Nolan still chose to have confidence in his ability and the hard work paid off when he came out on top.

“They had big wraps on him and Albert took him down,” Syphers said.

“It was a tough fight. Definitely a big test for the both of us,” Nolan said.

About 30 of Nolan’s supporters were in Sydney to watch the bout.

It was Nolan’s first televised event but it did not distract him from defending his title.

The distance did not stop Gunnedah’s fans from celebrating the win with him.

Good use was made of local pub televisions to cheer for Team Nolan.

“He had good support and everything,” Syphers said.

“He performed very well, it is the best win of his career.”

It ended up being the fight of the night with comments on social media congratulating Nolan and Larfield on their performance.

The next step after his victory is a well-deserved rest from the ring.

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