At Whitsunday Fight Night II held in May this year, the fight between Whitsunday resident Ngakau “Volcano” Spain (red) and his opponent Shannon “F-16” Forrester sent the crowd into a frenzy.
At Whitsunday Fight Night II held in May this year, the fight between Whitsunday resident Ngakau “Volcano” Spain (red) and his opponent Shannon “F-16” Forrester sent the crowd into a frenzy.

Fight Night is on its way

BOXING

FOLLOWING the success of the first two Whitsunday Boxing Fight Nights, Whitsunday residents and boxing enthusiasts can expect a third instalment later this year.

Saturday October 23 is the proposed date for the boxing fight night which is anticipated to be bigger and better than the previous events.

The occasion will see up to five professional fights as well as five amateur fights scheduled for the evening.

This will allow both professionals and locals to showcase their talent.

The last Fight Night held at the Whitsunday PCYC on May 22 saw hundreds of fans turned away, due to the capacity crowd.

That was purely an amateur event and event Fight Night coordinator Henk Plug is optimistic that the upcoming event will be an even bigger success with a possible Queensland Title fight in the pipeline.

“This time is the real McCoy,” he said.

“We will see talent from all over Australia for the fights.

“It's going to be huge.”

Plug met with boxing match-maker Patrick Kennedy during the week to showcase what the Whitsundays has to offer and outline the projected success of the night.

“It seems pretty exciting,” Plug said.

“It's going to be a huge project to pull off.”

He said Fight Night would be very beneficial to the community as all ticket sale proceeds will go to the Whitsunday PCYC, while alcohol sales will go to the local sporting clubs who come on board.

“Everything goes back to the kids,” he said.

“Hopefully this will be the start of an annual event.”

The venue for the Fight Night is yet to be confirmed.


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