This has been a tragic time for the Brisbane boxing community in particular, and this is a loss that has been felt by many many boxing folks right across Australia. We would like to pass on our condolences to the family of Aaron Smith, and to all those who knew him. With the tough challenge of a younger, undefeated fighter, the tragedy that occurred during fight week, and the fact that Dittmar’s ledger was sitting at 2-3-1, the 42-year old rolled up her sleeves and boxed her way to a narrow win, a split decision victory. Scorecards read 75-77, 77-75, and 78-74, crowing a new national champion.
As for plans for 2017, the 42-year old new national champion stated “I think I’ll keep boxing for a bit. I feel as though I’m starting to reach my potential in this sport (Dittmar debuted as a pro in 2014). Ideally I’d like to fight for a belt at Super Flyweight, because I can get to 51kgs easy.”
All articles featured on the Australian Boxing Central website are written by Tai Tuiniua, and all interviews are conducted by Mark Franklin, unless stated otherwise.