Gloves are on for fight night
THEY are no Mike Tyson or Muhammad Ali in technical ability but you can bet your bottom dollar there will be plenty of punches flying at Capella’s PCYC Tradie’s Fight Night this weekend.
The charity event pitches local against local in three fast and furious one-minute rounds of non-stop pure amateur boxing action. Rated a similar concept to Twenty20 cricket, the fighters will also contest for a prize pool valued at $1500 for the three most exciting bouts on the night.
Fight night promoter Mick Pope said they were searching for guys and girls off the street with preferably little to no boxing experience to match with another daring competitor of similar credentials.
Fighters will be given the full rock-star boxing entrance, complete with their very own theme music, light show and medallion memento from their time spent in the ring.
Australian Kangaroos great and former New South Wales State of Origin fullback Graham "Wombat" Eadie will be making a guest appearance on the night, together with fellow league great Colin Scott.
Local trainer Blair Wilson from Fighters Inc gym in Emerald confirmed he would be adding a little more experience to the contest when he sends two amateur fighters to the Capella event.
But there was a stern warning from Wilson to his young boxers not to underestimate the abilities of the “off-the-street” they were set to encounter in the ring.
“It’s all well and good to say they fight well against other boxers but this is a lot more unpredictable,” Wilson said.
“They’ve just got to get and go for it.”
As well as sending fighters north to Capella, Wilson will also be sending a three-man team south to the South East Queensland Zone Titles. Fighters Inc boxers Tristan Martin, Matt Grant and the ever-charged Cameron Sue will lead the Emerald field.
Wilson said he holds high expectations for his fighters who he said were well-tuned from recent sparring sessions with the Blackwater PCYC Boxing Club. Capella fights start Saturday from 4pm.