IN THE RING: Byron Bay-based mixed martial arts fighter Isaac Tisdell.
IN THE RING: Byron Bay-based mixed martial arts fighter Isaac Tisdell.

Bay fighter steps up to the boxing ring

BYRON Bay mixed martial arts fighter Isaac Tisdell is training hard ahead of his first professional boxing match coming up on Saturday, July 15, at the Cavanbah Centre in Byron Bay.

Kingscliff Boxing Stables, in conjunction with Extreme Mixed Martial Arts Byron Bay, is staging the match as part of a fight night that will showcase a range of combat sports disciplines, from amateur mixed martial arts and muay thai through to professional boxing.

Tisdell is taking on tough Perth fighter Trevor Loomes in one of five professional boxing bouts, along with eight MMA bouts featuring 16 Byron Bay residents in their first fight.

Kingscliff Boxing Stables owner Nick Midgley said he had been working hard with Tisdell to make the switch to boxing from MMA.

"The main difference is hand speed, head movement and overall speed,” Midgely said.

"But I'm sure Isaac will dowell, he is a natural- bornfighter and will do Byron Bay proud no matter what.”

The evening's main event will feature undefeated professional fighter Josh Frederiksen, who trains at Kingscliff Boxing Stables, taking on a tough international opponent from New Zealand over six rounds.

Midgley said his move into boxing promotion in addition to running the Boxing Stables was about fostering his fighters' careers.

"Staging events like this help in finding opponents for my stable of fighters to develop their careers,” Midgely said.

The night will also feature DJs, dancers, rappers and other entertainment.

Midgely said although the event was selling out fast, there were still ringside corporate tables available.

For bookings phone 0456879 258.


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