Fight­ers train­ing hard ahead of Fight Night

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

MAR­TIAL ARTS

WITH only four weeks to go un­til Air­lie Fight Night the fight­ers and coaches at Whit­sun­day Mar­tial Arts (WMA) are ramp­ing up their prepa­ra­tions for the fight­ing show­case.

WMA have joined forces with LA En­ter­tain­ment to host the event on Satur­day, Novem­ber 30 at the Whit­sun­day PCYC and there are 15 con­firmed bouts for the night.

This year’s event takes on a new twist with seven first time fight­ers tak­ing to the ring as part of the Air­lie Fight Night Ex­pe­ri­ence.

WMA coach Dan Zealand said ev­ery­one in the Fight Night Ex- pe­ri­ence was get­ting stuck into train­ing while warn­ing that the best is yet to come.

“The guys in the pro­gram are go­ing awe­some and some of them are train­ing ev­ery day of the week. Ev­ery­thing is ramp­ing up as we head into the fi­nal four weeks be­fore fight night and they have all come to un­der­stand what it takes,” he said.

“We did some test­ing and mea­sure­ments of the guys the other day and they are all far fitter than they were and we are see­ing some re­sults.”

Zealand was en­cour­aged by the progress of all the fight­ers but said there is a lot more hard work to do yet.

“The next four weeks will be the tough­est train­ing they have ever done and we want them all to be in per­fect phys­i­cal con­di­tion and ready to go on Novem­ber 30.”

Air­lie Fight Night will fea­ture fight­ers from right across the coun­try com­pet­ing in box­ing, mixed mar­tial arts and muay Thai.

Tick­ets are avail­able from LA Iconic, Air­lie Scis­sor Sis­ters, WMA, the Whit­sun­day PCYC or oztix.com.au by search­ing for Air­lie Fight Night II.

Gen­eral ad­mis­sion is $49, VIP for $69, fam­ily (two adults, two chil­dren) are $99 and child un­der-16 are $29.

LO­CAL LINE-UP: Ben Mal­ady, Kane Hober, Shane Vorstman, An­ton Zafir, Sammy Gan­non, Blair Frew, Daniel Raika, Sache He­witt, Brett Dwyer, Remi Vigour, Dayle John­son, Tim Hill, Blake Berry, (front) Dan McCor­mack, Tas­myn Des­mond, Allen Poole, Matt Thurtell, Dan Zealand, Liam Ma­son, Zane Baker and Melissa John­son will be among the lo­cal fight­ers com­pet­ing in the Air­lie Fight Night on Novem­ber 30.

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