TOOWOOMBA’S FIGHTING FISHERMAN AND WBA OCEANIA SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION Kris ‘The Silencer’ George will return from injury and defend his title on June 27 at Rumours International on the much anticipated card TGW & Smithy bring the big fights 10.
George is undefeated in seven bouts and hasn’t been in the ring since October last year when he defeated Amor Tino to win the WBA Oceania title.
“The injury has been frustrating, but it’s 110% now so that’s the good thing,” Kris George said.
“In my absence I watched all the fights on March 14 up here and I also traveled to Newcastle to watch Jack Asis beat Kye Mackenzie so that only further fueled the fire for me.
“I can’t wait to get back into the ring and defend my WBA Oceania title and hopefully progress further up the rankings.”
George’s Manager Brendon Smith expressed his thanks to WBA Oceania Secretary Derek Milham for his patience while the fighting fisherman overcame his injury.
“Derek Milham has been very understanding and we can’t thank him enough,” Brendon Smith said.
“This is a title we treat with great respect and we’re extremely grateful the WBA has supported Kris during his rehabilitation from a broken hand.
“I’m in deep discussions with Derek regarding an opponent for Kris on June 27.
“Kris is a big name in Australia and with this WBA title he’s now also known world wide so we’ve had plenty of interest from different parts of the globe.
“We’re in discussions with opponents at the moment so we should have an announcement in the coming weeks.”
WBA Oceania Secretary Derek Milham added: “The WBA Oceania is looking forward to our undefeated champion Kris George defending his title after an enforced injury layoff.”
“We eagerly await the occasion to further assist the winner of this much anticipated title defence on the WBA path,” Milham said.
While George wasn’t able to use his right hand for a considerable period of time, it didn’t stop him training.
“It’s testament to the person Kris George is,” said trainer Craig Monagle.
“Despite being in a cast he was still on the running track every morning and in the gym every afternoon.
“His commitment is incredible. I never have to worry about fitness with Krissy, I know he always puts in the hard work.
“We’re in training camp now for this big fight on June 27 and he already had a great base of fitness before we started so that’s a big bonus. Now we build up to the fight.”
“We’ll be ready come June 27,” Monagle said.
TGW & Smithy Bring the Big fights 10 Promoter and Kris George’s Manager Brendon Smith was pleased to have ‘The Silencer’ locked in to be one of the headline acts on June 27.
“Kris George is very popular in the garden city and has an exciting style the fan’s want to see.
“No one will ever forget his knock out victory over the highly regarded and previously undefeated Ozan Craddock last year.
“His stock just continues to rise and if he can win on June 27 it will advance his career in leaps and bounds.
“Kris is one of many big names we will have fight on this show.
“I’m negotiating a number of fight’s at the moment and hope to have some more announcements in the coming weeks.” Smith said.