Crit continues streak
BOXING: His opponent might have tackled world champions and some of the best in the game but he proved no match for Stanthorpe's Chris 'Critter' Brackin on Saturday night.
The rising boxer took his winning streak to six wins, no defeats in Toowoomba with a unanimous victory.
Taking on respected boxer Mark Snook, Brackin knew it was his biggest test to date.
"It went really well. He was a good step up for an opponent. It just allowed me to see where I am,” Brackin said.
"Mark has had very long amateur background. He's fought everyone from world champions and had hundreds of amateur fights.
"It was a really a big step up for me but I just got in there and got the job done,” he said.
Brackin undertook a gruelling 12 week training camp in the build up to the fight. "I needed it.”
Despite doing his due diligence and researching his opponent and learning what he was in for, Brackin had to think on his feet as the bout went on.
"We come out at the start and it was very even. We kind of just saw where we were, worked him out and figured out a game plan.
"I went back in between the fight and had a chat to my trainer who gave me a few pointers.
"In the end I won by unanimous decision. I put him down three times and won pretty comfortably.”
He's not taking his winning streak lightly. He knows he needs to keep progressing but is stoked with what he's achieved.
"It's unreal. Hard to believe really. This has always been a massive dream of mine and it's finally coming true.”
Next up for Brackin is bringing a fight back to his home town.
"We're still planning on having a fight in Stanthorpe. It definitely will happen, just a matter of when.”