The 20 year old, Denahy will depart from Russia on Thursday to compete in the AIBA World Boxing Championships 2019, fifteen days tournament in Yekaterinurg in Russia. He will be one of eight elite fighters to represents Australia in what will be the experience of a life time.
Denahy said,” I am feeling good, my body is starting to recover from all the training, so my boxing is getting sharper as the days go on.”
“All I can do is my best, but i am looking to win. I feel my strengths lie in my pace and tempo. I take pride in my ability to adapt to my opponent, and being able to suss him out in the first couple of minutes to adapt to his style.”
He told The Courier his coaches were happy with the way he was progressing. He added that ,” we did a lot of running, a lot of strength and conditioning work and a lot of sparring at the end. We also took recovery and nutrition classes which really helps when I am back at home. It was really educational.”
Denahy said the experience gained over the past six months had prepare him well for what he will face in Russia. He said,” The things that you can’t buy when you are trying to improve is experience and all this things have really played a part in my development as a boxer.”
Denahy will need to win upwards of five fights to advance to the final of the 2019 world boxing championship which will run from September 7 to 21 . The round robin style format will see winners advance and losers go home. Watch World Boxing Championships 2019 live streaming.