Pinjarra boxer Isaac Fischer-Rasmusen took home the Australasian Golden Gloves Championship with a third round TKO at the Rendezvous Hotel in Scarborough last month.
After a two-year absence from competition following an ankle injury, Fischer-Rasmussen won bouts in June and early July by unanimous decision to prove himself worthy of the Golden Gloves final challenge.
His opponent, Straun Morrison, stands at 200cm tall with an exceptionally long reach and great fitness.
Fortunately, Fischer-Rasmussen’s technique, fitness and stamina exceeded Morrison’s who was unable to continue after a second eight count in the third round.
The Pinjarra lad’s preparation was supported by his father Barry and two older siblings Naomi-Lee and Jared.
Barry’s training develops footwork and techniques with a strong focus on in-close fighting, while they have also worked on improving strength and anaerobic fitness.
Naomi-Lee, an Olympic boxer herself, brought a wealth of knowledge from her personal experience training with Boxing Australia and European coaches.
“Isaac, at 187cms, is not a tall super heavyweight,” said Barry.
“Naomi’s contribution has been invaluable in teaching Isaac how to maintain distance and get past the long jab.
“Jared does the really hard yards.
“Neither Naomi nor I can get in the ring with Isaac and take the hits Jared does.”
With very few competitors at the elite level in the 91-plus kilogram range, Fischer-Rasmussen will now look to challenge interstate and overseas opponents for his upcoming bouts.
Operating out of their small home-based gym, Rasmussen Boxing will look to host those competitors in Western Australia.
They are currently seeking sponsorship assistance to further the rising star’s boxing tenure.
For more information or to support Fischer-Rasmussen call 9531 4461.