Trainer confident match-ups will excite fans

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Boxing trainer Jonathan Fisher-Hewitt is looking forward to seeing this year’s Portside Punch contestants hitting the ring on June 21.

Fisher-Hewitt, who is in the red corner, said everyone has taken to the training really well.

“They are training really well and everyone has picked it up surprising well.”

Fisher-Hewitt, a former New Zealand boxing represetnttive, said a couple of fighters had really caught his eye.

“The Chris Cant-Ryan Fraser match should be one of the best bouts of the night. They both picked it up really quickly and are really fit and both very technically sound, so it should be a good fight.”

Another to have caught his eye was an opponent in the blue corner in the way of ‘Mischief’ Mel Tavendale.

“She has a really good right hook and I will have to make sure I keep Chontelle away from this during her fight.”

The Portside Punch has a bit of competition riding on it for Jonathan himself, not only does he want to see the red corner win, but it’s even more important they do because his father is in the blue corner.

“I want the win because my dad is in the opposite corner, but it will be interesting because he has been in the corner before telling what they need to do whereas I haven’t, so that might make it a bit tougher,” he said.

If given the opportunity Fisher-Hewitt would love to come back next year if they have the event again and train the next batch of boxers.

“I’d love to do that if they held it again next year.”

Come June 21, he is just hoping the corner can win on the night.

By BRAYDEN LINDSAY

PHOTO: BRAYDEN LINDSAY

GOOD SHOT: Jonathan Fisher-Hewitt holds the boxing pads as Carwyn Williams practices his right jab.