Fighters ready to ‘sting like a bee’

South Waikato News - - NEWS / HE PU¯RONGORONGO - By PET­RICE TAR­RANT

War­riors from all over the North Is­land will be bat­tling it out at the South Waikato Sport and Events Cen­tre next month.

For the sec­ond year, Eclipse Fit­ness and Com­bat Gym is putting on a live fight night that will see 17 fights take place.

Event co-or­di­na­tior Christina Ogle said five of the fighters are from Toko­roa.

They will be fight­ing three one­minute rounds with times of the last event, an MMA fight, still to be de­cided.

Last year the event ran smoothly but they have moved it ear­lier in the year to try to get a big­ger au­di­ence, she said.

The night is a fundraiser for the gym which of­fers dis­counted train­ing fees for those who are strug­gling fi­nan­cially, she said.

‘‘We are try­ing to pro­mote the gym for the young peo­ple to get them off the streets.’’

Trainer Richard Ogle said there are so many youth who would flour­ish with some train­ing.

‘‘ I don’t want them to be in­tim­i­dated.’’

War­rior War­fare 2 is on March 7. Doors open at 5pm. In­for­ma­tion call Christina on 021 0821 6147.

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