Fight Night 2017 Preview

20 boxers will be stepping into the ring for this year's fight night. Source: Connor Berry

Winter is officially upon us. In turn, this signifies the return of Fight Night Newcastle.

Taking place this Thursday 30th November the evening’s entertainment is sure to pack out the Students Union. With the event scheduled to begin at 8:00pm, twenty of the universities top boxing talents will face up and fight off in ten fierce bouts each set to go a full three rounds.

On the undercard, there are ten fights in total, nine male and one female. For the ladies, Jenny Walker is set to exchange blows with Lana Jane Hutt. Amongst the men there are a range of weight classes on display. Involved with the ones to watch are Lewis Whitelaw and Harry Linter. The fight, dubbed to be a classic brawl should deliver a grudging dogfight between two fierce well-matched competitors.

For big blows and hard-hitting hooks, the battle of the heavyweights comes between Andrew Cleare and Charles Murphy

For big blows and hard-hitting hooks, the battle of the heavyweights comes between Andrew Cleare and Charles Murphy. Cleare has the slight advantage of being the heavier of the two fighters provisionally weighing in at 103kg to Murphy’s 100kg. However, speed timing and stamina will certainly prove to be crucial over the three rounds.

The night will be led by announcers Brad Smith and Zaz Al-Humaidhi who will open the event set off the first of four opening fights. Two sets of fifteen-minute intervals will separate the final six fights with the evening set to wrap up sometime around 11.

For those unable to obtain tickets the entire event will be covered by Newcastle Student Radio who will be on hand with radio commentary and punditry from beginning to end.

Building up to Thursday, the official weigh-in goes live tonight from Club Trop. Coverage of the weigh-in alongside pre-fight build up will be available through NUTV.

With tables having long sold out for the event, the atmosphere looks set to be blinding.

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