Fighters training hard ahead of Fight Night
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.