Local fighter claims maiden win

Victory: Tamworth fighter Josh McCulloch found the winners circle at a Muay Thai bout on the Central Coast and is keen for more. Photo: Peter Hardin 301116PHB004

Victory: Tamworth fighter Josh McCulloch found the winners circle at a Muay Thai bout on the Central Coast and is keen for more. Photo: Peter Hardin 301116PHB004

Tamworth Muay Thai warrior Josh McCulloch is well on his way after recording a resounding victory at the Central Coast last weekend.

Taking the ring for his second ever fight at the Next Generation Fight Night, the year 10 Tamworth High student made short work of opponent Ethan Wessels to claim a unanimous decision after dominating all three rounds of the bout.

“I went in with a game plan and it worked,” McCulloch said.

“He put a couple on me but it was pretty good.” 

The win keeps a perfect record alive for the Chaffey’s Blck Belt Academy student, with his first fight, an exhibition bout, called a draw, although after showing such promise and a great attitude to training coach Scott Chaffey said the Next Generation promoters are already keen to get him back next year.

“We will keep training and hopefully get back on the same promotion next year,” Chaffey said.

“We have got a few other shows coming up as well so i think he will be quite busy over the next few months.” 

That sounds perfect for the young fighter who has been training since he was 12 and has earnt the fighting nickname ‘Aladdin’, thanks to his mum and team, along the way.

“I love the sportsmanship, fitness and competitiveness of Muay Thai.” 

I went in with a game plan and it worked - Josh McCulloch

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