Veteran coach Angelo Hyder says West Australian flyweight Alex Winwood has a punch so exhausting he could be fast-tracked to a world title “quicker than Fenech”.
Aussie nice Jeff Fenech received the IBF world bantamweight title in 1985 in simply his seventh skilled combat.
However Hyder, who skilled WA’s Danny Inexperienced and Vic Darchinyan to world titles and has twin brothers Andrew and Jason Moloney poised to do the identical, says Winwood has the facility to beat all of them to the throne.
“I’ve had Danny Inexperienced and Vic Darchinyan and between them there’s about 9 or 10 world titles and he (Winwood) is an even bigger puncher than each of them,” Hyder informed The West Australian.
Winwood, 25, makes is skilled debut on Friday evening towards Indonesian Mario Bunda as the principle occasion of the fortieth version of Dragon Fireplace Boxing’s Thunderdome Collection at Metro Metropolis in Northbridge.
“I wish to fast-track him. Winwood might do it, win a world title quicker than Fenech did, due to the way in which he can punch,” Hyder mentioned, mentioning his boxer needed to combat two-to-three kilograms above his pure weight as an newbie and combat greater, taller opponents.
“You may’t put a rover in with a centre-half ahead.”
Hyder additionally mentioned his fighter needed to curb his pure aggressive ring craft in 56 fights as an newbie.
“It’s like attempting to inform Tyson to go within the ring and simply rating factors. Simply jab and contact and try to beat your opponent that means,” Hyder mentioned.
Winwood fought at 52kg at Olympic flyweight and 51kg within the Commonwealth Video games however will field at his extra pure weight of 49kg for the the vacant WA gentle flyweight title over six rounds.
He claimed six nationwide newbie titles, fought in two world championships in addition to the Tokyo Olympics and Birmingham Commonwealth Video games, the place he was controversially stopped.
The Mandurah boxer, a nephew of former West Coast Eagle Troy Ugle, now prepares out of Hyder’s fitness center close to the Gold Coast, and says his supervisor Tony Tolj and coach have ready him completely for the step up from newbie to professional ranks.
“The longer rounds (than three at newbie degree), we aren’t seeking to rating factors and win two out of three rounds. We need to go to the physique a bit extra and as they are saying in boxing, put some water down within the basement,” he mentioned. “Onerous punches depend extra within the professionals than within the amateurs. It fits my boxing capability fairly properly.
“Angelo has thrown me within the deep finish. I’ve labored 15 rounds within the fitness center sparring so six rounds goes to be an excellent evening.”
Winwood misplaced his Commonwealth Video games quarter-final, controversially dominated to have been knocked out firstly of the second spherical towards Zambia’s Patrick Chinyemba after he’d taken the primary spherical.
He obtained straight to his toes, however was not given an eight-count and was stopped by the referee, with each TV commentators questioning the choice.
Winwood, a proud Noongar man who says he wears his Indigenous heritage “on my pores and skin very day” however was proud to symbolize all Australians, mentioned he would offer a solution to that call within the ring.
“The purpose goes to return throughout with all of the wins I’m going to collect up,” he mentioned.
“It’s nonetheless a bit weird. The autumn out was loopy, it went viral and my telephone blew up. It obtained me loads of consideration however I might have most well-liked the eye for profitable a gold medal.”
Bunda, 25, is an aggressive, come ahead boxer with a 3-2 professional document however has by no means been stopped.
“I don’t need to go searching for him. He’s going to be proper there all evening lengthy,” Woodward mentioned.
“I’m very sturdy at these smaller weights. For the reason that Olympic Video games I’ve virtually gone down three weight divisions so I’m virtually at my pure weight class now.
“For him to face flat footed and are available ahead it will be his wrongdoing, however I don’t assume he can field on the again foot so if want be I can change however I don’t assume he can.”