Nige (of Scotty and Nige fame) getting in the ring for muscular distrophy

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A FIGHT night is planned for August 1 and Telstra Tower will glow red to raise awareness of Muscular Dystrophy.

“The link between muscular dystrophy and hard training in a gym might not be obvious at first; however elementary and specifically targeted exercises -as well as diet- can be central to maintaining mobility and independence,” said Gavin Stone of Gym Victus, promoters of The Fight Night.

“Even more significantly the analogical challenge of stepping into the ring for an everyday person is that to the challenges faced when you have a neuromuscular condition like muscular dystrophy”

Participants have committed to a 12 week training program culminating in an exhibition style bout in boxing.

The highlight of the Fight Night will be Canberra’s 104.7 breakfast show host Nige stepping into the ring to fight Mike Houston from Canberra Motor Cycle Centre.

Nige said he is really enjoying the challenge of training to be fighting fit.

“Gavin has developed a program for me and I can already feel the benefits,” Nige said.

“It’s a great cause and I’m excited to be part of it.

“I didn’t find out Mike has some boxing skill until after I challenged him so I’m working hard to be ready”.

Nige has also been training with Australian Heavyweight Boxing Champion Ben Edwards.

“Nige’s biggest battle will be in his head before the fight, but if he keeps training the way he has been, he’ll be fine,” Ben said.

All profit from the Fight Night will go to Capital Region Muscular Dystrophy. CRMD works to support people in the Canberra Queanbeyan region with muscular dystrophy.

The Fight Night will also feature an auction of sporting memorabilia and other goods, exhibition bouts and demonstrations of martial arts.

The Fight Night will be held on Saturday 1 August at the Canberra Rex Hotel.

Capital Region Muscular Dystrophy offers information and support to people, their families and carers, who are experiencing muscular dystrophy or similar neuromuscular conditions. If you are interested in the classes or are experiencing any difficulty as a result of a neuromuscular condition, you can contact CRMD through their website capitalregionmd.org.au .

[Photo: Scotty, Mike, and Nige]

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