Champions crowned at Futures VI Muay Thai fight night

A prolific outing saw Ryan Black take out the Muay Thai Australia WA state title at the Futures VI fight night at the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre (MARC) on Saturday night.

Black fought a fierce bout against Jake Hickey in the main event, taking the championship out with a victory in a split points decision by the judges.

The fight was one of 15 played out on the card, which showcased a number of the state’s top female fighters across six bouts, including a semi-main event that saw Nicola Callender overcome Alice Becklace.

WATCH: Ryan Black v Jake Hickey

Event promoter and True Grit Thai Boxing trainer Chantel Green was thrilled with the event, saying it displayed some of the highest quality fights to be found in WA. 

“Just to see such good quality fighters going head-to-head in our local space is huge for the development of the sport,” she said.

“Also to have six female fights is something you don’t usually see in these events, so we’re really stoked to be able to hold that many.

“The night overall was a huge success for us.”

Mandurah’s own talent was on display at Futures VI, with two local fighters picking up wins and a third just falling short in a narrow decision.

Aimee Bradbury put on a show for the crowd, as the True Grit fighter took down Sim Sehmi in what many labelled the bout of the night.

WATCH: Aimee Bradbury v Sim Sehmi

“We’re really proud of how our local guys fought and they really soaked up the experience,” Green said.

“Aimee was fantastic but we were really pleased with how all of them went about their fights.”

The show was the first of its kind to be held at MARC with promoters receiving outstanding feedback on the venue.

“We had so many people come up to us and tell us they thought this was the best venue to hold these sorts of events in the entire state,” Green said.

“We’re really appreciative of the staff at the centre and everyone who helped us put on a good show.”

Plans for the next fight night are already in motion, with Futures VII set to be held at MARC on February 24.