Enja Ryan has successfully defended her WBC Australasian Welterweight title with her bout on Saturday in Dubbo.

Not only did she prove herself worthy of the title but she is also number one Australia-wide in the welterweight division.

Ryan went up against Sydney-based Kate McLaren at Dubbo RSL club during an event hosted by Fight Arts Dubbo and Fighting Arts Belmont.

Ryan gave McLaren her first defeat in her three years of boxing on the record according to a Facebook post on Sunday.

The two went face-to-face for an eight-round bout.

Gunnedah Times spoke with Black n Blue Boxing trainer David (Spike) Syphers in regards to the bout.

“Enja fought well, she won probably five rounds to three. Split decision. It was a really good, entertaining fight. A credit to both girls,” Syphers said.

“It was good to put Enja back to number one in Australia.

“[McLaren] had been training well, she was prepared – they were both prepared. Enja beat her on the night. She was a bit too strong for her.”

Syphers said it has been a good year for Gunnedah boxers.

“It was good, we finished off the year with the three professionals, Wade Ryan, Albert Nolan and Enja Ryan [with] no losses. Seven fights and no losses between the three of them.

“It was a really good women’s fight. Enja was top class in her boxing, so boxing was the winner.”

Ryan was not the only boxer on the night from Gunnedah with amateur boxers from the successful Black n Blue Boxing gym also at the event.

“[The amateurs] had about four exhibitions and one fight, and they all performed well,” Syphers said.

“They all represented Gunnedah well. It was a really good night for Gunnedah.”

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