Gunnedah’s Enja Ryan will return to her boxing roots when she is back in the ring on Saturday.
She will be defending her WBC Australiasian Welterweight title when she heads up against Kate McLaren.
The two will go face-to-face at the Dubbo RSL club during an event hosted by Fight Arts Dubbo and Fighting Arts Belmont.
“I am looking forward to the fight in Dubbo … it will be fantastic to get back to my hometown,” Ryan told the Gunnedah Times.
While Gunnedah likes to claim the 32-year-old as its own, Ryan feels Dubbo was the beginning of her boxing training.
“I pretty much call it home … and that is where the boxing story began.”
She will have good support coming to watch her bout, with some people coming from Young.
Her usual supporters – husband Wade Ryan and Black n Blue Boxing trainer David Syphers will be making the trip as well.
Ryan made mention of her training leading up to this week.
After evolving from previous camps, she is ready for another bout.
“It has been a good camp,” Ryan said.
“We have put in our hours and have grown from previous camps.”
The professional boxer will not be the only one making the trip from Gunnedah to be in the ring.
Young Emylie Murrell will be fighting on the undercard along with multiple others from Black n Blue Boxing.
Notable are two young men new to Gunnedah, Jason Ko and Loren Holoboubou, eager to show what they are made of during their debut bouts for the club.
School boy Michael Borradaile will also be gloving up to see if he can exceed in his boxing career.
The opportunity to be on the undercard of Ryan will be an exciting moment in their amateur boxer careers.
“It will be good to have some of our local boxers travel down to Dubbo for a fight as well,” Ryan said.To order photos from this page click here