Search:



Belts next on Miles' 'journey'

Posted: 2pm 22 Mar 2021

North Lakes' Miles Zalewski now has championship belts in his sights after a third successive victory in his boxing comeback.

The 31 year old from the All Star Boxing Academy at PCYC Pine Rivers, stopped former world kickboxing champion Joey Baylon at Fortitude Valley on Saturday.

An upper cut from Zalewski put Baylon down in the third round of their fight set at 60kg. Baylon beat the count, but the referee soon stopped the contest.

Miles Zalewski with manager Phil Murphy and All Star Boxing Academy colleague Vegas Larfield

'Really sharp'

“Miles executed the fight plan well and looked really sharp,” said his trainer Ben Harrington, from the All Star Boxing Academy.

“We’re hoping to hear in the next two or three weeks on his next fight. Perhaps for a regional belt.”

Zalewski said on Facebook: “We need to stay busy and I trust the journey I’m on with the team I have! Super featherweight rankings here we come.”

Back in business

It is all part of the New Zealand-born boxer’s “unfinished business”, having ‘retired’ in 2015 with seven wins from eight fights. “I was over it,” he said. “I never thought I’d come back.

Zalewski lived in Thailand for two years and worked for the United Nations doing videos of its projects but admitted: “It never sat right with me leaving as I did.

“I kept in touch with Benny (Harrington) and the boys. They encouraged me to come back. I knew I had unfinished business.”

Miles Zalewski at All Star Boxing Academy in PCYC Pine Rivers

Natural weight

Zalewski was in the 61kg lightweight division but is dropping to super featherweight and feels this is his “natural weight”.

“In my time off I shrank,” he says, “I lost muscle because I wasn’t training as much as I used to. Now I’m back with a different team, this is my natural weight.

His manager Phil Murphy, from Oxmar Properties, agreed: “He does have to make the most of the years he has, but because of that break it extend his career.”

All Star Boxing Academy welcomes anyone from the age of five to adult wishing to take up boxing at its PCYC Pine Rivers gym. Further details are on the academy’s Facebook page.

Share

Trending

COVID-19 UPDATE: August 14

Here's the latest on the COVID-19 situation in Queensland. Health Minister Yvette D'Ath has provided an update from Woody Point this morning.…

Plea to ensure motorcylists’ safety

Spotlight on motorists for National Road Safety Week…

More you might like:

Trending

Local News   •   27-1-2022  •   Ashleigh Howarth

Top honour for community stalwart

Bob Millar of Samford’s has been acknowledged in the national Australia Day honours list for 2022 for service to his community. Find out why he won the award here…

Local News   •   27-1-2022  •   Kylie Knight

Photo gallery: Australia Day in Moreton Bay Region

The sun may not have been shining, but locals and visitors made the best of Australia Day enjoying community events at Scarborough and Bribie Island. Check out our photo gallery…

Local News   •   27-1-2022  •   Kylie Knight

Judgement in former Compass Marina case

The former operator of Redcliffe Marina, once known as Compass Marina, has lost its appeal and been ordered to pay more than $9 million in unpaid rent and interest.…

Local News   •   27-1-2022  •   Nick Crockford

Legal fight over golf course

The battle over the future of North Lakes Golf Course land seems destined to go to the Planning and Environment Court.…

Local News   •   26-1-2022  •   Kylie Knight

Researchers hit the beach searching for birds

Instead of taking a break over summer, a group of University of the Sunshine Coast students has been hard at work researching birds and other vertebrates on beaches including at Bribie Island. We reveal what they have discovered…

Local News   •   26-1-2022  •   Moreton Daily

Australia Day honours for local legends

Eleven community heroes with links to the Moreton Bay Region have been honoured in this year’s Australia Day honours list. We reveal who they are...…

Your free local community newspaper, home delivered fortnightly.

Read Latest Edition

Close