Air­lie Fight Night is of­fi­cially post­poned

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT - Dane Lilling­stone dane.lilling­stone@ whit­sun­day­times.com.au

BOX­ING/MMA: Air­lie Fight Night 6 has been post­poned but there will still be fights on Satur­day night.

Af­ter the Whit­sun­day PCYC sus­tained dam­age dur­ing Cy­clone Deb­bie, or­gan­is­ers scram­bled for a re­place­ment venue but were un­able to secure one.

In­stead, Ju­bilee Tav­ern has stepped in to host a free fight card on Satur­day.

Event or­gan­iser Luke An­der­son said they didn’t want to call it Air­lie Fight Night be­cause they wanted to wait un­til they could secure what they wanted.

“The bot­tom line is we couldn’t do it in the amount of time we had,” he said.

“The only rea­son we’re not call­ing it (Air­lie Fight Night) is we can’t give it that level of pro­fes­sion­al­ism.”

An­der­son said they hoped to hold Air­lie Fight Night 6 in the next six months.

“We’re hop­ing to now make it big­ger and bet­ter when it does re­turn and the com­mu­nity gets right be­hind it,” he said.

“I just want to say a big thank you to Cruise Whit­sun­days and Reef­side Auto Electrics and all our lo­cal spon­sors. Stay tuned.”

With the fight­ers train­ing hard in prepa­ra­tion for the night, Whit­sun­day mar­tial arts in­struc­tor An­ton Zafir said still hav­ing it at the Ju­bilee Tav­ern gave the fight­ers an out­let to show­case their hard work.

“We’re just look­ing to see them put on a bit of a show for all the hard work they’ve put in and have some fun,” he said.

There will be 10 fights on the night with a ma­jor­ity of the fight­ers from WMA and pop­u­lar lo­cal boxer Dan McCor­mack to head­line.

The free fight card will start at 6pm at the Ju­bilee Tav­ern on Satur­day.

PHOTO: DANE LILLING­STONE

LO­CAL LAD: Pop­u­lar Whit­sun­day mar­tial Arts boxer Dan McCor­mack will still head­line the re­vised fight card this week­end.

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