Raw talent ready for ring battle
WES Mainhardt has had some tough battles, but head trainer for the Hellrazor Fight Club, Ruben Fraser, is pleased the way he always bounces back.
“I've rewarded Wes with the main undercard bout,” Fraser said.
“He has had his ups and downs with four losses and his only win coming at Rockhampton.”
Despite those setbacks Mainhardt has not let the results get him down with his attitude towards training making him one of the club's outstanding prospects.
“He has met some good fighters,” Fraser explained.
Tomorrow night at the Stadium Niteclub he will meet another one in Gatton fighter Scott Mattock.
Fraser said he doesn't know too much about Mattock apart from the fact he is trained by Dustan Engel, who was handy in the ring himself and considered to be a pioneer in the sport.
The advantage Mainhardt has on this occasion comes from meeting someone with a similar amount of experience in the ring.
Fraser said there are number of raw fighters going into battle on the fight card this week.
Jaras Vea Vea will meet a fighter named Tom Le Grady and, while he has a little ring experience, it was under different circumstances.
Vea Vea fought in a tag contest at Brisbane.
“I was impressed as he was learning throughout the fight,” Fraser said.
“His skill levels are good, but there is a small cloud over his fitness.”
When you talk of Zach Drochmann it is usually over his exploits on the football field where he plays for Nerimbera. However, on Saturday he will debut in the ring against Townsville fighter Bill Richards.
“He's only trained with us for a couple of months,” Fraser said.
“He is what I would call an awkward fighter as he can conduct a technique from a strange position.
“Zach is not an orthodox fighter and that surprises an opponent.”
Fraser also expects big things to come from Kerred Lawton.
“He has got awesome power; he is a natural athlete,” he said.
Lawton will go into the ring with a one win and one loss record against another Gatton fighter, Dan Hutley.
“He's going to be good; he is certainly one to watch,” the trainer added.
Fights get under way on Saturday at 5pm.