World class trainer on board
WORLD renowned boxing trainer Angelo Hyder has thrown his support behind the Trouble in Paradise fight night to be held in the Whitsundays in October.
Hyder is one of Australia's most recognisable trainers and brings to the ring more than 20 years of experience as a boxing trainer.
Hyder will bring at least two of his fighters up for the professional fight night including WBO Asia Pacific junior welterweight champion Steve Wills who is the main event for the night.
Hyder said Whitsunday residents could expect to see a great boxing exhibition at the Whitsunday Sports Park on October 30.
“They'll be able to see real boxing,” he said.
“He (Wills) will bring a level of athleticism, boxing and skill that people have never witnessed in their life.
“You'll see a bit more brutality, men getting pushed to their limits and pushed to their extreme.”
In the past, Hyder has been in the corner of several boxing greats including the controversial Mike Tyson while he currently trains WBA light heavyweight world champion Danny Green and IBF super flyweight world champion Vic Darchinyan.
Trouble in Paradise fight night co-ordinator Henk Plug said having a trainer of Hyder's calibre in the Whitsundays was an honour and would help to establish Airlie Beach as one of the greatest communities in North Queensland.
“It will give the sport the profile it deserves (in the region),” he said.
“I hope that people won't look at us as a small town anymore.
“For us to have these high profile people here will back us up.”
With only a month until the big night, Hyder believes local residents must get behind the fight night to secure more professional fight nights in the future.
“I just hope people get behind it,” he said.
“We could get bigger fight nights in the area.
“It'll make for some great entertainment for everyone.”