Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Champion's Superior Speed; 'Tower of Terror' Bangs out Cunning Czech to Keep Perfect Record Intact

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Champion's Superior Speed; 'Tower of Terror' Bangs out Cunning Czech to Keep Perfect Record Intact

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Byline: Tom Bushnell

BOXING: Two rounds is all it took for colossal Ipswich heavyweight Demsey McKean to knock out his opponent on Saturday night.

The Australian titleholder barely raised a sweat as he dismantled the Czech Republic's Dominik Musil in front of hometown fans at The Star Casino's Five Star Boxing Event.

"I'm over the moon with my performance," he said after the dominant display.

"It was earlier than I predicted, but the earlier the better.

"Get in and get it done without sustaining any damage. That's what it is all about.

"Physically I'm fine. No niggles. No damage."

The 198cm southpaw fought intelligently. Capitalising on his superior speed and reach, he kept his rival at a distance and attacked selectively.

"He was quite crafty," McKean said.

"He had an open guard and was moving a lot looking for his counters. So I just stayed smart, stayed long and picked my shots."

After assessing Musil in the opening round and becoming accustomed to his style, McKean's corner spotted an opening.

As their man sat down in between rounds, they instructed him to lure the Czech forward and unleash his devastating left hand.

About two minutes into the second round, McKean got his chance, loading up his lethal left and levelling his opponent.

"I loaded up the left and that's the one that sealed the deal," he said.

"It worked a treat."

McKean was supposed to be fighting for the Oceania Interim Title.

However, the boxer he was to face American Curtis Harper withdrew late for unknown reasons throwing the bout into disarray.

With Harper pulling out, McKean's management searched frantically for someone else to take on their man.

In the end, the 117kg, 196cm Czech, with more than 100 amateur fights, as well as five professional bouts, answered the call but no title would be up for grabs. …

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