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Rising Stars fight for angelman syndrome in boxing event

STRIKING LINE-UP: Brian “The Game” Matchett , Jason “Nugget” Cooper, and Waylon “The Outlaw” Law. Photograph supplied by the Queensland State Equestrian Centre.
STRIKING LINE-UP: Brian “The Game” Matchett , Jason “Nugget” Cooper, and Waylon “The Outlaw” Law. Photograph supplied by the Queensland State Equestrian Centre. Contributed

AS THE name suggests, the Rising Stars 2 event is set to bring some of the best up-and-coming boxers from throughout Australia and the world to Caboolture.

With seating for 3200 spectators, the Queensland State Equestrian Centre provides the perfect arena for this impressive event, which will not only be a great night out, but will also raise awareness of Angelman syndrome through a charity fight.

Deception Bay Boxing Club's event organiser, Damian Smith, said the event was the ideal place to showcase local talent and raise money for a worthy cause.

"This event will truly show spectators what our local clubs can do and hopefully raise the profile of boxing in our region," he said.

The main event features IBO Asia Pacific super bantamweight champion Jason "Nugget" Cooper, who will be defending against Phissanuthep Chaiyonggym for his title for the first time.

The undercard features Queensland State super featherweight title-holder Waylon "The Outlaw" Law fighting Tom Ford, who has had two draws for the vacant WBC International Title.

Add to that Brian "The Game" Matchett, who is making an impressive return to the ring after a first-round knockout last time and fighting Josh Webb for the vacant Queensland Light Heavyweight title.

As a special feature heavyweight, Herman Ene-Purcell will take on Panapa Pereira.

The charity bout to raise awareness for Angelman syndrome will be between two local football players, Deno "Slippery" Davis and Nathan "The Barbecue Brawler" Rose, followed by up to 10 amateur bouts featuring Deception Bay Club boxers.

The action starts at 4pm on July 26, running until 10pm.

General tickets can be purchased at http://www.qsec.com.au/risingstars. VIP tables and ringside seating can be purchased by phoning Damian on 0410 647 975.

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