Yangebup boxer to compete in Battle on the Goldfields

Yangebup boxer Hayden Wright (29). Picture: Andrew Ritchie.
Yangebup boxer Hayden Wright (29). Picture: Andrew Ritchie.

INSPIRED by the Rocky movies, a Yangebup resident will compete in Battle on the Goldfields in Melbourne on September 8.

Hayden Wright said the fight would be his eighth professional fight.

“I started boxing when I was 16-years-old,” he said.

“My greatest achievement so far is winning the Heavyweight Championship of Perth in 2016.

“I want to be the best I can be and achieve my goal of becoming WA state champion.”

Battle on the Goldfields will see Wright compete against Che St John over four rounds.

Wright said St John was one of the top 15 boxers in Australia.

“He is undefeated, so if I can beat him this will be my greatest victory to date,” he said.

“The fight will be shown on ESPN in the United States of America.”