Boxer fight­ing fit for Fight­back

Matamata Chronicle - - Sport - By ABBY BROWN

Nick Lang is con­fi­dent he is pre­pared for his sec­ond cor­po­rate fight. The Wal­ton Box­ing Club mem­ber is fight­ing at Fight­back 2015, an event held at Fight­ing Fit Box­ing Club in Hamil­ton on June 27.

Although he got into the sport ini­tially for fit­ness, he said he was un­der­pre­pared when he made his cor­po­rate fight­ing de­but last Septem­ber. ‘‘ My fit­ness was not up to scratch. I feel way more con­fi­dent now ‘cause I’m train­ing ev­ery week night or spar­ring in Hamil­ton,’’ he said.

The club mem­bers train Mon­day, Wed­nes­day and Fri­day at the old Wal­ton Scout hall. On Tues­day and Thurs­day they travel around the area’s gyms to spar.

The box­ing club has 25 mem­bers, in­clud­ing Ja­cob Hen­der­son, who is plan­ning to fight in a cor­po­rate event in Hamil­ton in Au­gust.

The club also trains the North Is­land novice cham­pion Zep Clark-Lynn.

The club is en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple

to come along and train with them. ‘‘Even if you don’t want to be a boxer; if you play rugby, net­ball or squash then the train­ing is good for ev­ery­thing,’’ McIntyre said.


Wal­ton Box­ing Club mem­ber Nick Lang train­ing for Fight­back 2015, his sec­ond cor­po­rate fight, which is on June 27.

Fight­back 2015 on June 27 is at the Hamil­ton YMCA on 36 Pem­broke St. Door sale tick­ets avail­able on the night. The event starts at 7pm. To join the Wal­ton Box­ing Club email wal­­ing@hot­

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