The Fighter York: Meet the fighters

Its all about to get very aggressive


York’s fittest fighters will be taking to the ring this Sunday for The Fighter. The UK’s most notorious student boxing night has put on events up and down the country and this weekend, ventures to York for the first time. The boxers have been given ten weeks of free training which will all culminate in a massive, adrenaline fuelled brawl on Sunday, in which all of their training is likely to go out the window.

The Fighter give us an array of male and female boxers ready to knock seven bells out of each other while getting their name out there in time for the gold rush.

The boozy sweat-fest will take place this Sunday in the Roger Kirk Centre. Tickets are still available.

The Tab spoke to a few of the boxers ahead of their big night:

Becca Alderson

Name, Age, Weight

Becca Alderson, 21, 66kg

Who would you most like to fight?

I would most like to to fight someone without any arms. But as that is not possible, I am happy fighting Ailsa, even though we have agreed that friendship means nothing in the ring.

What are you most looking forward to about the night?

I’m most looking forward to getting drunk after the fight. The drinking ban, the daily training and the clean diet is killing me. Even though I’m not really achieving that either.

Which celebrity would you most like to fight?

I’d most like to fight Kim Kardashian because she annoys the hell out of me.

James Edwards

Name, Age, Weight

James Edwards, 22, 65kg

Who would you most like to fight? 

Euan Bell

What are you most looking forward to about the night?

Impressing bae

Which celebrity would you most like to fight?

Tyrion Lannister aka Peter Dinklage, would have the height advantage (just)

Anna Heussi

Name, Age, Weight

Anna Heussi, 24, 59kg

Who would you like to fight the most?

I would like to be able to fight Becca as she she is a southpaw and really challenges me and makes me think. She also throws a killer jab and I laugh it off but she’s stronger than me.

What are you most looking forward to about the night?

I most looking forward to stepping up in the ring in front of all those people and proving to myself that I have the confidence and ability to be a part of something and be good at it! Win or lose I’ll be proud of myself and my friends and am looking forward to cheering everyone on and having a laugh at the end of it all.

Which celebrity would you most like to fight?

If I could fight any celebrity it would have to be Kanye West so I could punch that smug look off his face.

nick partridge

Name, Age, Weight

Nicholas John Partridge, 21, 76kg

Who would you most like to fight?

Adam Denney. Do the fucking dishes!

What are you most looking forward to about the night?

The boozy upbeat atmosphere

Which celebrity would you most like to fight?

Nigel Farage. I’ll knock some bloody sense into him

James Whittaker

Name, Age, Weight

James Whittaker, 19, 60kg

Who would you most like to fight?

There’s this twat on my course called Toby. I’d love to batter him.

What are you most looking forward to about the night?

You’ve clearly never had a wank in boxing gloves…

Which celebrity would you most like to fight?

I don’t discriminate. Most celebrities seem like arseholes. I’d gladly fight any of them.

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Name, Age, Weight

Ailsa Atkinson, 19, 64kg

Who would you most like to fight?

Someone significantly shorter and lighter than myself

What are you most looking forward to about the night?

I’m most looking forward to it being over

Which celebrity would you most like to fight?

Donald Trump because he deserves a smack

Callum Holbrook

Name, Age, Weight

Callum Holbrook, 18, 78kg

Who would you most like to fight?

Nick Partridge. I think we are similar in skill, and so it should be a solid fight.

What are you most looking forward to about the night?

The third round of the fight. Digging deep for that final round and pushing myself to fight on harder.

Which celebrity would you most like to fight?

Jeremy Hunt. I’ll give him a reason to want the NHS

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Name, Age, Weight

Sophie Zgraja, 19, 55kg

Who would you most like to fight?

I’m not sure who I would most like to fight, but I’m happy with my match up for Sunday

What are you most looking forward to about the night?

I’m looking forward to the crowd and the atmosphere the most. There’s going to be a lot of adrenaline.

Which celebrity would you most like to fight? 

I’d most like to fight Justin Beiber, because he needs toughening up!

Arthur Wong

Name, Age, Weight

Arthur Wong, 19, 72kg

Who would you most like to fight?

I don’t believe in violence

What are you most looking forward to about the night?

Tripping when entering the ring

Which celebrity would you most like to fight?

The Rock