BEADESERT Boxing Club's pro fighter Dylan Biggs has a secret weapon in his arsenal as he prepares to take on the first opponent of his professional career.
Michael Druery has been announced as co-trainer at the club to assist coach Justin O'Leary and focus on helping Biggs prepare for his debut in the professional boxing ring.
Biggs will face his first professional opponent at a Toowoomba tournament on March 27.
Druery said he had returned to the world of boxing after fighting in his younger years and had been involved with Beaudesert Boxing Club for the past two years.
"I was training to get back into fighting myself but when Justin offered me the opportunity to be a co-trainer it was an opportunity too good to turn down," he said.
"Dylan is one of the best, most dedicated fighters I've met.
"He trains with me twice a day and he trains hard every single session."
Druery said although the prospect of stepping into the ring at a professional level might be daunting for many, he was sure Biggs would be ready for the challenge.
"We don't know who he will be fighting yet, but whoever it is I'm sure Dylan will make easy work of them," he said.
"Since he made the decision to fight professionally, he has stepped up his training.
"He doesn't take any short cuts and he definitely has a big future in the sport."
The Beaudesert Times caught up with Biggs and Druery at a training session in RS Willis Park on Monday.
Demonstrating how it takes a team to make a champion, they were joined by supporters including Beaudesert Boxing Club's young star Ryan Porter, Bigg's partner Unique Wharerau and self described unofficial weight trainer Paul Blake.
Biggs said he was keen for the March 27 fight and was unafraid of any opponent.
The 19-year-old retired from amateur boxing on a high, after retaining his title in the 75 kilogram elite division at the state championships in November.
In December Biggs signed on with manager Brendon Smith of TGW & Smithy's in Toowoomba.
He is sponsored by Country to Coast Lawyers, Beaudesert and Auzprint Browns Plains.