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Chris claims 90-second knockout victory

GLOVES UP: Former Stanthorpe resident Chris Brackin won his debut professional fight in a quick knockout in Toowoomba on July 22.
GLOVES UP: Former Stanthorpe resident Chris Brackin won his debut professional fight in a quick knockout in Toowoomba on July 22. Tanner Smith

HE'S long had his sights set on professional boxing.

But a knockout win a little over a minute into his first pro fight was not something Chris Brackin expected.

The former Stanthorpe resident marked his professional debut at Rumours International in Stanthorpe on Saturday night.

"I couldn't have asked for a better outcome, really,” Brackin said.

"I wasn't actually too nervous, I was more excited to just get in there and just show everyone I could win.”

Ever at home in the boxing ring, Brackin insists he felt on top of his game and confident heading into his first professional bout.

"I was pretty confident going into it,” he said.

Still, he was stoked to claim victory against Kyle Teer.

"I couldn't believe it,” he said.

"It's been what I want for my whole life, to make a professional debut.

"I've always wanted to become a professional.

"It's just an unbelievable feeling to end it that way.”

Brackin said he would likely face his next pro fight in Toowoomba in October or November.

Until then, he plans to keep on top of his game in a bid to achieve the end goal.

"I'll just keep doing what I'm doing and hopefully one day we can make it to the top,” he said.

He said he'd take a few well-earned weeks off and then would ramp up training again ahead of his next bout.

Brackin claimed the win by knockout in a startling one minute and 30 seconds and has been tipped as a future champion by his trainer, Brendon Smith.

"He reminds me of a young Michael Katsidis, he is all action,” Smith said.

"Stanthorpe has bred a champion.

"You will hear a lot more of Chris Brackin in the future.

"He is one to watch and has just turned 18.”

Smith, who trained Katsidis to world title wins, said Brackin was a passionate fighter and had been from a young age.

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