Ballarat boxer Jack Denahy claimed the Elite Men’s Australian light weight boxing championship – his greatest achievement to date.
The 20-year-old won all three of his fights to enjoy success in an event he had been working towards for four years.
Denahy won the state championship in August and backed it up with a national triumph last weekend.
Denahy defeated Queensland’s Orin Brown in the final.
“Ever since I started boxing four years ago, that’s what I’ve been striving towards,” Denahy said.
“I was just focused on what I had to do and I got the job done.
“Every fight and every win I’m growing confidence and confidence in my ability and preparation.”
Denahy is now setting his sights towards the international stage.
The Pacific Games, mid-2019, and the World Championships in September on his radar.
"I want to represent Australia and try and win some international tournaments.”
Denahy trains twice a day, six times a week. His day starts with a run and strength work before a five-hour round tip to Croydon’s East End Boxing concludes his day, working with coach of two years Brian Butler.