Kicking out for the earthquake


These Queenstown Gym Muay Thai kickboxers fight in Christchurch quake fundraising bouts at Dunedin this Saturday. 

Trainer Mark Barnes (centre) says his charges (clockwise from top left) Callum McCrostie, 17, Kelly Pia, 28, Mark Kelly, 27, and Fin Long, 27, are fighting fit. 

“Six weeks out they go hell for leather training,” Barnes says. 

Queenstown Boxing Gym owner Daz Giddens is also taking two boxers to the South Island Golden Gloves in Gore this weekend. 

They are Czech welterweight Martin Mech, 29, and Kiwi middleweight Sam van Irsel, 24.