DAVID Farr couldn’t have asked for a better professional debut on Friday night.
Stepping in the ring at Club Marconi in Bossley Park, the Mobsport boxer downed his more experienced opponent, Damien Smith 40-36.
Smith went into the bout with 23 fights for four wins, 18 losses and a draw.
He didn’t get to add another win to his record as Farr dismantled him in four three-minute rounds.
Mobsport Boxing’s Jake Kenney was impressed with Farr’s display in the light heavyweight bout.
“He dominated him,” Kenney said.
“He relaxed in there and boxed. He did the rounds. He had some finishing shots and he had some great combinations.”
Farr said he felt comfortable in the ring.
The 25-year-old had the opportunity to finish the fight early but decided to play it safe.
“I could have really put my foot down and aggressively put him away,” Farr explained.
“I thought I’d keep it simple. You don’t want to get untidy and risk them getting a sneaky shot in.”
Farr said he learnt from the fight and decided he needs to do more running to further improve his fitness.
The Orange boxer’s next bout could be a special one, with Farr expected to feature in a fight night in Orange.
Leonardo Zappavigna, who was the feature fight on Friday, looks set to fight in Orange on June 2 with Farr as the main support bout.
“Lenny [Zappavigna] has got an English opponent who wants to come out,” Kenney explained.
“We’ve had initial talks and now we’re in negotiations.”
Farr said he would love to step into the ring in Orange.
“It would be good to fight here. I’ve never fought in Orange before,” he said.
Farr thanked his sparring partners and supporters, Ben Quarmby, Roger Swain and Dion Tyler, for helping him with his preparation.
Anyone interested in supporting the Orange fight night in June can see Jake Kenney at Edge Lifestyle in Summer Street.