Talented lightweight fighter, “Brilliant” Brandon Ogilvie, steps back into the ring on Saturday night against Thai pugilist Terdchai Doungmontree (15-7).
The fight sees recently crowned IBF Australasian lightweight champion Ogilvie (18-2), continue on the comeback trail after a disappointing loss in his WBA Oceania lightweight title fight against highly rated Australian, George Kambosis Jnr.
“There are things I would have done differently against Kambosis”, said Ogilvie.
“I should have listened to my corner a lot more, I just got caught up in all the hype and went looking for the knockout.”
“Kambosis is a good fighter with quick hands, but I'd fought a couple of good fighters leading up to the fight, I guess more importantly from my perspective I underestimated him.”
The defeat against Kambosis Jnr has only inspired Ogilvie to improve himself and look at opportunities around the world.
“Winning the IBF title was a good feeling and beating Junjesie Ibgos was a good win for me, he was a very tough opponent.”
“In the next 12 to 18 months I’ll look at a couple of more fights during this year, then next year I’ll look at going to America to see what I can do there.”
Ogilvie’s father and trainer, Bradley, also learnt valuable lessons from the experience of facing Kambosis Jnr, citing over fighting throughout the year as a big reason for the defeat.
“I learnt a lot from the Kambosis fight, especially that we wouldn’t fight as much as we did that year, I think Brandon was pretty burnt out after five tough fights”, said Bradley.
“We travelled a lot, Sydney, Japan, Sydney again, with some tough ten rounders and some good wins, but we’ll look to fight a little more in our own backyard in the near future.”
There is no doubting that Bradley feels his son has the skills and ability to get to the top and being able to share the journey with his son means a lot.
“Brandon has good power in both his hands, with a good chin. He is a strong boy in the ring. I believe he could win a world title, he is capable of being a world champion.”
“As a father training his son this is one of the best experiences for me, I know him better than anybody and I'll always put his interests and health first before any fight to make sure he lives a healthy life now and after boxing”, said Bradley.
“But I just love the fact that I'm sharing this journey with my son both in and out of the ring.”
CDL Boxing promoter Ty Colman doesn’t believe that the defeat to Kambosis Jnr will hinder the progress “Brilliant” Brandon.
“Even though Brandon lost, it showed a lot about the man, he wanted to fight the best out there, to test himself and give the fight fans of Australia what they wanted.”
Tickets available online www.cdlboxing.com.au