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In-form fighter targets Oceania title after boilover result

IN FORM: Angela Harries.
IN FORM: Angela Harries. Warren Lynam

BOXING: At 32, Angela Harries is in career-best form and determined to make the most of it.

The Peregian boxer recently stung multiple New Zealand national champion Megan Maka to notch her eighth win from her past nine bouts.

Giving away weight, she shocked the 2014 Commonwealth Games quarter finalist in Perth to take her record to 14 wins from 21 bouts.

"I feel really good. A lot of hours of training have gone into it and it's definitely starting to pay off, which is great," she said.

"I want to take it as far as I can take it. I love boxing."

The Oceania Confederation Boxing Championships on the Gold Coast loom large for the 60kg fighter.

"I've still got a few years. We're allowed to box up until 40 but I'll probably call it a day at 35," she said.

She credits her recent good form to "incredible coaches".

She trains out of Darren Obah's gym with Sunshine Coast Boxing Club at Kunda Park.

Obah lauded her determination.

"She works harder than all of the boys in the gym," he said.

"She puts in. She's very dedicated, she does all the right things and she listens."

Her spirit was especially evident against Maka, recovering from a first-round loss.

"In boxing you never give up until the fight is over," Obah said.

"Her fitness paid off there and the determination must be there.

"When you're getting bashed, you heart will shrink a little bit and you think 'this is getting a bit hard' and that's when you find out whether you're going to be quitter or a trier but she's definitely a trier."

Harries - who is also a mother - trains about twice a day.

She started boxing when she went for a job as a gym receptionist.

"Part of the job was to take boxercize classes and when I was training to take the classes, the trainer said 'you actually have pretty good form." she said.

"He asked me if I would like to fight and I said I would love to. So that was that and it kind of took over," she said.

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