Former schoolmates make for good box office

TWO boys who were once schoolmates will square off in the ring tomorrow night as the main event on a 12-card fight night at Wests’ Blazes.

Lynken “Dynamite” Dickson will fight Josh “Monster” Moncaster for the Central NSW Belt, and held a pro-type media conference  at the venue yesterday.

There were questions from the gallery, words from teams and coaches, as well as a shape-up. The only thing missing were wild threats and  someone tearing their shirt off and challenging the fighters.

Seventeen-year-old Dickson has achieved a fair amount in the sport, including a World Ringside title two years ago in the United States.

Moncaster, on the other hand, is a relative newcomer to the sport, although has taken three belts in only 12 months in the fight game, including this title last year. 

The boys both attended Peel High together for a short time and even trained together, although Dickson said it would be different tomorrow.

“We used to train together and fight together,” Dickson said.

“I used to help him along a bit but it won’t be like that on Saturday.

Josh ‘Monster’ Moncaster and Lynken ‘Dynamite’ Dickson shape up before their Central NSW title fight with (from left)  Isaiah Spearim, Paul Saunders, Brian Muller, Mike Abra and Chris Dickson in the background. Photo: Barry Smith 080514BSD14

Josh ‘Monster’ Moncaster and Lynken ‘Dynamite’ Dickson shape up before their Central NSW title fight with (from left) Isaiah Spearim, Paul Saunders, Brian Muller, Mike Abra and Chris Dickson in the background. Photo: Barry Smith 080514BSD14

“It’s all different in the ring.”

Mike Abra has come out of or postponed his retirement for Dickson, as well as two other fighters on the undercard.

“This fight will be up there as one of the best Tamworth has seen,” Abra said.

Dickson hasn’t fought since September last year but has been training twice a day six days a week.

“My prep has been the best,” Dickson said.

“Experience will come into this and I have fought all over the world.”

After winning the Central NSW belt last year, Moncaster is more driven by beating the man than winning the title.

“It is all about the name for me,” Moncaster said.

“Lynken is a big name in boxing and I want to be the one to beat him.”

Tickets will be sold at the door with entry $25, and the show to start at 6.30pm.

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