BRAD Quinn was already a winner before he stepped into the boxing ring at the Australian Masters Games.
A year ago, Quinn came out of a 27-year retirement and laced-up the gloves again in a bid to shed some weight.
It was the start of a journey for the former junior star, which led to him competing at last month's games in Geelong.
"I went to Punches in Bunches, which is owned by Peter Natoli, just to get fit with the wife and he said 'you look like you know what you're doing'," Quinn said.
"That started the journey, after a couple of months I started going to Pat Connolly's gym to get more skills training and sparring.
"So it was a mixture of both of those guys that started me off on that journey and I lost 20 kilos, went off to the games and brought home a silver medal."
Quinn expected to fight in the heavyweight division, but stepped up to super heavyweight to give the only other fighter a bout.
"He's huge and he was super grateful for me to do that," Quinn said. "If I had of stayed in the other division I'm pretty sure I would have got myself a gold, but I'm a winner anyway, I think."
Quinn said the masters games have motivated him to train even harder and he hoped to inspire others.
"It doesn't matter what age you are, you can get fit and go on and compete," he said.