There is something special about Tyler Sargent-Wilson when he fights in Wollongong.
The proud Illawarra local maintained his unbeaten pro record on Wednesday night, beating Steven Rados in an epic bout at the WEC.
The crowd began to build up ahead of Sargent-Wilson's fight, which was the third on the undercard for the heavyweight battle between Paul Gallen and Lucas Browne.
There was a huge cheer from the crowd as the 23-year-old - who claimed his first pro win with a first round TKO at the WEC last year - entered the ring for a four round, super middleweight fight on Wednesday night.
The fight went the distance, with both men landing some significant blows each round. In the end, Sargent-Wilson claimed a majority decision, taking his pro record to 2-0.
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Sargent-Wilson's good mate Zac Lomax was among his support crew in his corner for the fight.
At Tuesday's weigh in, the Dragons centre declared that Sargent-Wilson would grab the limelight at the WEC.
"He's been training really hard and I'm super excited to see him go out there on Wednesday," Lomax said.
"He's super pumped, he's a confident dude and he's put in all of the hard work. It should be good for him."