Hervey Bay Street Smart Thai Boxing Centre member and Queensland champion Chris Johnston-Fuchs will be in action tonight.
Hervey Bay Street Smart Thai Boxing Centre member and Queensland champion Chris Johnston-Fuchs will be in action tonight. ALISTAIR BRIGHTMAN

Mayhem about to kick-start

CHRIS Johnston-Fuchs punched and kicked his way to winning a state Muay Thai title when he last stepped into the ring at Urangan State High School earlier this year.

The 16-year-old will be aiming to deliver another knockout blow at the same venue tonight – so will plenty of other fighters like him.

Johnston-Fuchs, a member of Hervey Bay’s Street Smart Thai Boxing Centre, will feature in one of the 19 bouts on the card during Muay Thai and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Mayhem.

One of a number of Hervey Bay fighters in action on the night, Johnston-Fuchs, the WMC Queensland junior featherweight champion, will give it his all in the four-man $1000 Supa-4 event.

A draw will be done to see who fights who before the winners of those two bouts face off later in the night for the money.

You can be sure the fighters won’t hold back as they will be allowed to use knees to their rivals’ heads and bodies.

Hervey Bay Street Smart Thai Boxing Centre coach and tonight’s organiser Craig Clover said Johnston-Fuchs would be a real contender to earn a slice of cash.

“Foxy, as he is known, has been training solidly for the fight and is keen to have two battles in the one night, something which will be a first for him,” Glover said.

“He’s going from strength to strength and he’s confident he’ll do well.”

But it won’t only be the Supa-4 event on the menu for fight fans.

One of the four MMA bouts tonight will be a professional showdown between Jun Lee from the Boonchu Gym on the Gold Coast and Jack McInnes from Cooktown.

The pair are scheduled to fight over three, five minute rounds – if it goes that far.

Glover said there was no doubt that the night would live up to its name – Mayhem.

“It’s got something for everyone – it’s going to be an action-packed night for sure,” he said.

Doors open at 5pm with the first bout scheduled to start at 6pm.

Admission is $20 to stand and $30 to be seated.



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