Yangebup boxer to throw punches for Cancer Council WA

Boxer Hayden Wright will fight in a charity bout for Cancer Council WA.
Boxer Hayden Wright will fight in a charity bout for Cancer Council WA.

YANGEBUP’S Hayden Wright isn’t shy about throwing a few punches for a cause he believes in.

Luckily for the guy on the receiving end, both men will be wearing gloves as they square off in the boxing ring in a charity bout for Cancer Council WA.

Wright said he was looking forward to travelling to Northam for his fight against Queensland heavyweight kickboxing championing Callum Godfrey.

“I’ve always been interested in giving back to my community as shown with my work for Activ, so when the opportunity came from Tommy “Gun” Keefe to raise funds for cancer I jumped on it, having had family members affected by this horrible disease,” he said.

“I’ve been training hard twice a day, this will be my first time boxing a Southpaw (left handed boxer) but I’m very confident-I’ve put in the hard work.”

The 33-year-old said he has no plans to hang up the gloves anytime soon.

“I’m still enjoying my boxing, I’m always learning,” he said.

“Boxing keeps me fit and I love competing, I’ll probably box until I’m 50.”

The King of the Hill charity fight night will be at the Northam Recreation Centre from 5.30pm on March 23.

Tickets are $45.

Visit the ‘King of the Hill’ Facebook page for more information.