Crows Nest based MMA gym, Training Grounds, will have 5 boxers competing at the Paddo Punch-on.
Bladen Baird, Jesse Wenzlick, Chris Wyllie, Angela Flannery and Hari Veerakumar will all be stepping through the ropes, in what will be a busy night for Coaches Ayo Odeyale and Scott Ireland.
The gym’s boxing program has gone through a resurgence, since their ‘Chief-Shouter’ returned to Australia after being deported, with Novice and State titles testament to their success.
Angela Flannery will be taking on Amy Moutadhi, from Kings Academy, in what will be a colossal Women’s Super Heavyweight fight. Amy featured in the very first @sydneyfightleague
show and is remembered for an exhibition bout that ended very abruptly and with some controversy. A reformed character, Amy has found a new home at Kings Academy and has massive ambitions.
With both women coming in over 100kg, yet known to move and punch well, expect the unexpected.
Bladen Baird will be taking on newly crowned Pan-Pacific Masters Champion, Tony Phillips, in a Heavyweight Bout. Baird has been selected to represent NSW at the National Championships and this will be ideal preparation. With both boxers known for their strength and power, expect heavy exchanges.
The 2018 64kg Novice Champion, Jesse Wenzlick, will be aiming to maintain her unblemished record at the Paddo Punch-On. However, she faces her sternest test to date, when she steps up in weight to fight Steph Gravolin from Black Belt Pro. Gravoline is one of the most improved female boxers in NSW and has come on leaps and bounds under Cindy Boniface.
Both boxers are known for their movement and footwork and fast-paced fight is guaranteed.
The talented Taekwondo blackbelt, Chris Wyllie, will continue his transition to competitive boxing when he takes on North Sydney PCYC’s David Storey, in an exhibition bout.
Last, but by no means least, is ‘Harry’ VeraKumar. The Sri Lankan lightweight has been working incredibly hard these past three months and has been rewarded, with a debut bout against Danny Fung.
Join us on Friday 23rd November, for an awesome night of boxing at Paddo RSL.
Tickets are available at @traininggrounds