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Fight Night is on the horizon

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DING DING DING! FIGHT IS BACK!

As the 28th November fast approaches, and the ringside planning begins, the fighters prepare to face their fate. NSR visited our fighters in the depth of their training camp to find out their thoughts, and in some cases, their fears.

As we walked towards the rustic gym, we could hear the explosive cracks of the punchbags echo throughout the walls. As the first fighter, an army cadet, was sent out to us, we could see the weariness on her face, probably because the media team aren’t the best-looking bunch of people. We bombarded her with questions that were sure to instil heightened fear within her, without much luck. A future soldier in the making couldn’t be made frightened by Newcastle Student Radio, funnily enough.

We asked our fighters to look down the camera and send a message to their opponent to inform them of their impending doom, Mike Tyson style

A flurry of fighters were then sent to us out from the double doors that led to the gym, to where we were waiting to interview, with 6-foot tyres and exercise ropes as our background. At the end of each interview, we asked our fighters to look down the camera and send a message to their opponent to inform them of their impending doom, Mike Tyson style. Matt “the Belfast Bomber” Le Roux kicked us off, with a seemingly humble message: “may the best man win”.

A quietly confident approach sure to place doubt in his opponent. Most fighters, including the likes of Jess “U Watts” Mate, had similar messages that followed the more modest route. Even Thomas “TJ” McSherry, who conducted the interview with a bloody nose that had been damaged in sparring, remained quiet about his boxing abilities, or incapabilities for that matter. However, our next two fighters had different ideas.

A shove was given to Kelly by Sugarman and the gym staff could hardly interfere with the chaos that ensued

A quietly confident approach sure to place doubt in his opponent. Most fighters, including the likes of Jess “U Watts” Mate, had similar messages that followed the more modest route. Even Thomas “TJ” McSherry, who conducted the interview with a bloody nose that had been damaged in sparring, remained quiet about his boxing abilities, or incapabilities for that matter. However, our next two fighters had different ideas.

Ed “El Chapo” Sugarman and Kevon “Bruckshot” Kelly were sent to us, sparring gloves on and a smirk on their faces. Prior, we were able to watch the two face-off inside the ring and in front of the cameras. A shove was given to Kelly by Sugarman and the gym staff could hardly interfere with the chaos that ensued. The coach, Andy, had been keen to get these two the most airtime to promote the fight, and it was clear why.

Two very similarly weighted fighters and a lot of trash talk led to a fantastic closing interview. At the end, they faced each other again and each predicted knockouts. If what they say is true, this fight should hopefully become a spectacle and a “fight night” classic, so tune in!

Fight Night will be streamed live on YouTube and Facebook, with NUTV covering all of NSR’s fantastic coverage!

Last modified: 24th November 2019

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