12 belts on the line at Wests

IT promises to be one helluva fight.

Ready for a War Of The Worlds night, from left, Jacob Stanton, Lynken Dickson and Brad Way.

Ready for a War Of The Worlds night, from left, Jacob Stanton, Lynken Dickson and Brad Way.

On Saturday night Josh Moncaster and Lynken Dickson go at it in a Central Boxing NSW junior welterweight title bout.

It’s part of what is being promoted as a War Of The Worlds at West Leagues Club  on Saturday.

The two pugilists will have a professional-style media conference and face off this morning at Wests’ Blazes at 10.30am.

Mike Abra, supposedly retired, is training Lynken, Jacob Stanton and Brad Way at the Westside Gym.

All three fight Saturday night with Stanton in the lightweight and Way in the welterweight.

However it is the title fight between Lynken and Josh that is the feature, Mike Abra said.

He said there had already been a fair bit of hype on social media and wanted to make sure the Boxing Shed boys know Lynken Dickson will be no easy target.

“All three of our boys have been training hard,” Abra said.

“They’ve been in the gym six days a week and sparring 15 to 20 rounds a week.

“I will be very surprised if the fight goes the distance. They have been putting a bit out there on social media but we’ll do all our talking in the ring.”

He believes Lynken is ready to answer any social media jibes with a fine boxing 


Moncaster’s trainer Paul Saunders said that while Dickson might have the upper hand in experience, Moncaster has the style to upset him.

“There is an old saying in boxing that style makes fights,” Saunders said. “It is a step up but he has the style.”

Moncaster has only been beaten once in his short career, and that was his first fight.

That was at the start of last year and since then he has won three belts.

“He is a tricky fighter, very classy, very flashy and that is why he will win,” Saunders said.

Saunders trains out of the PCYC or the Boxing Shed as it is known.

He also has four other fighters taking to the canvas in a big night for the locals.

The bout will be the main event of a 12- fight card with a twist.

There will also be a sound and light show re-telling the story of The War of The Worlds before and in between fights.

Every fight will have a Central NSW belt on the line.

First punch will be thrown at 6.30pm and admission is $25.


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