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Vegas set for quick return to ring

Posted: 7am 16 Mar 2021

Vegas Larfield, from the All Star Boxing Academy at Bray Park, could be back in the ring within a month after another devastating display on Saturday.

The 18-year-old knocked out Brisbane’s Jared Fisher in the opening round at Nissan Arena, Nathan, on Saturday to make it three wins from three professional fights.

It was a short, but impressive outing by the Brendale-based bantamweight already being heralded as a rising star of Australian boxing.

'Boxed to plan'

“Vegas did what he had to do. He boxed to plan,” says Ben Harrington, Larfield’s trainer at All Star Boxing Academy in PCYC Pine Rivers.

“But now he’s straight back into it (training). He’s young, his body can take it.”

Larfield’s manager and sponsor Phil Murphy, of Oxmar Properties, says he is already talking to managers and venues about future fights.

“The biggest thing is Vegas fighting in Brisbane,” says Murphy, “that’s where his fan base is, especially on the northside.

“These are the people who want to see him. Vegas’ following is going up enormously. There are few 18 year olds with a following like his.”

Vegas Larfield working hard in the gym at All Star Boxing Academy.

'Good shot'

Jared Fisher, though beaten, was generous with his praise after the fight posting on Larfield’s Facebook page: “I’ll admit young fella, that was a good body shot.

“Keep up the hard work and you will go a long way. It was good to have (a) chance to step into the ring with you. Happy to watch more of your fights.”

Larfield thanked his supporters at ringside, posting on Facebook: “Thank you to all that came out to support me, my team, family, supporters and sponsors.

“I love hearing you all while I’m in there, it means a lot. I’m back in the gym Monday.”

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