Local businesses are backing a South Tyneside kickboxer as he prepares to fight for a world title in his home town.
Nathan McCarthy will be going up against Frenchman Ari Quitusisa for the vacant IKF World Title Belt.
The bout will be the headline fight on a night which will see kickboxers of all ages take to compete for a number of titles up for grabs.
The 25-year-old, a student at Kuei-Ling Kickboxing Academy in Maxwell Street, South Shields, is being supported by a number of businesses as he sets his sights on winning the world title.
It will be the first time he has competed for a world title in his hometown.
Among those supporting the sportsman, is Relalign Sports and Holistic Massage and Premier Nutrition.
The sponsors have been great. We couldn’t have put on a show without them.Steve East
The Little Haven Hotel have also thrown their weight behind the event while main sponsor of the night North East Refurbishment Painting and Decorating have enabled the night to go ahead.
Coach Steve East said: “This could be one of our biggest shows to date.
“Everyone taking part are working hard in training and there’s a real buzz around the place.
“All the ring side seats have been sold, which is a great, but we would love to see the place packed out.
“The sponsors have been great. We couldn’t have put on a show without them.”
The event will take place at Temple Park Centre on saturday November 10.
Tickets for the night, featuring a number of fights are on sale now.
For details call into the gym in or call 07946 389 945.