Hop­ing for heavy metal in Mel­bourne

Fremantle Gazette - - SPORT -

IN­SPIRED by the Rocky movies, a Yange­bup res­i­dent will com­pete in Bat­tle on the Gold­fields in Mel­bourne on Septem­ber 8.

Hay­den Wright said the fight would be his eighth pro­fes­sional fight.

“I started box­ing when I was 16 years old,” he said.

“My great­est achieve­ment so far is win­ning the Heavy­weight Cham­pi­onship of Perth in 2016.

“I want to be the best I can be and achieve my goal of be­com­ing WA state cham­pion.”

Bat­tle on the Gold­fields will have Wright com­pete against Che St John over four rounds. Wright said St John was one of the top 15 box­ers in Aus­tralia.

“He is un­de­feated, so if I can beat him this will be my great­est vic­tory to date,” he said.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie d447690

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