Brendan Davey has returned, and he has returned on a mission.
Last Saturday night the 25-year-old local boxer secured a national title victory for the second time in just three weeks.
Davey travelled to Melbourne to fight at the Australian Amateur Boxing League Australian Titles.
He took on hometown boxer Clarke Woods in the super middle weight (81kg) division final at the Shoppingtown Hotel in Doncaster.
Davey fought in front of a crowd of “about a few hundred”, which he described as intense as the majority were supporting the hometown boxer.
But supporting Davey were his mother Leeanne Davey, his girlfriend Elisha Wohling and his trainer David Syphers.
They watched on as the Narrabri boy defeated Woods via a unanimous decision, after winning each round convincingly.
Davey and Woods went toe-to-toe for four rounds, each of which were two minutes in duration.
“I dominated the whole fight,” Davey said.
“I barely got hit really, and I could sort of just do what I wanted.
“I started of working on the jab, and he couldn’t really get to me.
“He was a bit lanky and I’m huge for 81kg.”
Also victorious on the night was Albert Nolan, who trains with Davey at Black ‘N’ Blue Boxing in Gunnedah.
Davey has one goal in mind for 2018 - to turn professional.
“I want to have three or four more fights then go pro mid next year,” he said.