You may have missed it- Son’s inspiration for Dana

This story was published last year on November 4.

BEERWAH pro boxer Dana Coolwell is using the inspiration of the birth of his first child ahead of his November 5 crunch fight in Brisbane this week

Dana faces off against super bantamweight Kevin Aseniero on a card, which features rising star Taylah Robertson.

In his ninth pro fight and coming off the back of a win against Philippines fighter  Lorenz Ladrada, Dana is facing one of the biggest fights of his life against Aseniero, nicknamed, The Bull. But Dana said he was feeling sharp and confident ahead of fight night. “My preparation has been good, I felt we were ahead early on in preparation as well,” he said.

“We are just focused on sharpening everything up before November 5.”

Dana said he was extra motivated following the birth of his son, Iluka, earlier this year.

“He makes me want to do even better now since I’m fighting for more than just myself now,” he said. “Some days have been hard but I’m lucky I have a great partner in Bec who does a lot for us so I still can train, plus having Iluka makes me want to push harder.” It will be Dana’s third fight of the year, which includes one loss and one win so far, but he believes he has what it takes to finish 2022 on a high.

“To win like always I need to listen to my corner and stick to what I’ve got to do,” he said. “I’ve got to box smart and when the opportunity comes for the stoppage, I’ll make sure I get the job done.” In what will be a massive fight night in Brisbane, bantamweight Queenslander, Taylah Robertson is the main event as she faces Minowa in a bid to secure a world title shot.