The big fight is next week with training and sparring sessions getting harder and more competitive. The Irish Fight Night is on the 16th December with a host of fights in various weight categories, with male and females competing. This is all in aid of the Irish Support Agency.
Lyndsey is into the final stages of her training and sparring. The sparring sessions have been stepped up to the next level with more focus on technique and mentally preparing her for the fight. Lyndsey is holding her-own with the other girls and is eagerly awaiting to find out whom she will be fighting on the big night. Competitors are matched with each other according to weight and skill-set to get the best out of each other and put on a show for the crowd.
Lyndsey: “I have taken a few blows to the face over the past week but it has only motivated me to get back in the ring and give it back”
Take a look at some sparring action:
Lyndsey: “ As you can see none of the girls hold back in sparring so it’s going to be very competitive, but I am still hoping I will win”
With little boxing experience the training camp of 2 months has been a steep learning curve. Footwork, technique and ‘keeping your hands up’ have been drilled into Lyndsey, with sparring taking a lead role in the final stages these fundamentals are proving vital. It has taken a dedicated 2 months with sessions straight after work and staying in on weekends to fully prepare for the big night.
Here are some group and action pictures:
This is all for a good cause, the Irish Support Group provide ongoing services to the Irish community living in Australia in times of crisis. Lyndsey is up to $800 in fund raising and is only $200 short of her target, we are gaining as much support as possible so if you would like to help the cause and support Lyndsey please donate here.
We will be counting down the days for the big fight on the 16th December and will keep you updated on the progress in the final week of training!