From the bottom of the world to the top for Jack Asis

JACK Asis’ dream of winning a world title nears reality.

Asis (32-18-5, 17 KOs) has walked a hard road to reach this Saturday night’s IBO super featherweight title bout against unbeaten Australian Kye ‘Frenzy’ MacKenzie (14-0, 12 KOs).

The likable Filipino, who is now based out of Smithy’s Gym in Toowoomba is the Darling Down’s real life cindarella story and the fairytale can become reality if Asis can win the IBO belt in Newcastle.

“I dream of this chance all my life,” said Asis in a press release.

“I’ve lived on the streets as a kid, I’ve lived with nothing. I’ve begged for food and it’s that background that makes me appreciate what I have now.”

“I appreciate the opportunity my team has created for me to fight for this World title and I won’t let it go lightly.”

Asis, 31, who is undefeated in his last twelve bouts – including a victory for the WBA Oceania title – is the underdog against MacKenzie.

MacKenzie, 22, is widely regarded as one of Australia’s hottest prospects, given that he is currently unbeaten while riding a ten fight knockout streak.

“I have no comment about my opponent,” Asis continued. “I’ll do my best, I‘ll give it my all and hopefully it’s enough to beat Kye MacKenzie and win the belt.”

“Kye is obviously a great fighter but I’m just worrying about myself and doing everything I can. I promise it’ll be show time on Saturday night.”

“I’m ready,”

Asis and his team landed in Newcastle earlier today and will complete the final stages of their preparation before the official weigh-in on Friday and the fight on Saturday night.

They won’t be alone with around fifty people from Toowoomba making the trip down to support the Assassin in his world title bid.

“I’ve had a good preparation and great help from my team mates in the gym,” Asis added.

“Guys like Steven Spark have helped me from day one of camp,as well as sparring partners Darren Askew, Josh Baillie, Sammy Williams, Brayd Smith and Will Young,”

“They’ve all helped me to peak for this title bout,”

“People say I can’t win this fight – but that’s okay – I believe I can win and I believe I deserve the world title,”

“My tough and lonely upbringing has steeled me for any challenge life presents me with. Opportunities like this don’t come around all that often,”

“As a kid I did everything I could to survive on the streets of Manila, on Saturday night I’ll do everything I can to win the IBO world title.”

Words: Press Release
Photo: Wildman Photography



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