Fists of Fury 3 expected to draw best fighters in the state to Geraldton fight night

Derek Goforth Geraldton Guardian
Waylon Prater and Kieran Mills gear up for Fist of Fury
Camera IconWaylon Prater and Kieran Mills gear up for Fist of Fury Credit: Derek Goforth

Geraldton is gearing up for a big fight night as it is set to host our region’s first-ever cage fight event.

Fists of Fury 3: King of the cage at the Activewest Stadium is the third event from promoter Paul Barrett, with all proceeds going to disability organisation ATLAS in the Mid West.

At this stage, the night will feature nine boxing matches and two Muay Thai bouts and MMA, all in the cage.

Originally supposed to be held in April, the event was rescheduled to August 13 due to COVID restrictions at the time.

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Fist of Fury 3 looks to be even bigger than its previous two incarnations, with Mayor Shane Van Styn once more headlining the card, this time taking on Scotty ‘GBH’ Grieves from Perth.

The mayor is looking forward to being the heavier of the two in the ring following his challenging opponent in his previous bout.

“I am looking forward to being part of Geraldton’s first cage matches and being part of an exciting card,” he said.

Bec Southgate from Northam versus Danni Mace from Perth will be Geraldton’s first ever professional women’s state title fight.

Other local fighters include James ‘Twinkle Toes’ Buston, who like the mayor, recently returned to sparring after their bout down in Kalgoorlie.

“I’m nervous to be fighting in front of people that know me but also excited to show what I’ve learned,” he said.

Other bouts include Chris Worthington of Geraldton Fire Station versus Rhys Beauglehole of Perth, which will open the event in the 77kg cage boxing.

Barrett said to expect a spectacular fight from Waylon Prater in his Geraldton debut against Lee Miller, in what will be a show-stopping MMA battle.

To satisfy the demand for seeing the big guys in the ring, Barrett is confident his super heavyweight match-ups will live up to expectations

“Our superheavy outweigh their Pacific Islander opponent. Not an easy feat — there are some big lads from Pacific MMA,” Barrett said.

The event starts at 6.30pm at the Activewest Stadium, with tickets available from geraldtonboxing.com or 104 Flores Road.

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