SAM Ah-See will use tomorrow night’s Black Money Fight Night in Dubbo to prepare for his national title bout in December.
The Orange product will fight for the Australian light middleweight title in December in Orange.
Tonight’s bout at the Dubbo RSL, where he will be the feature event, will be the next step in his preparation.
The southpaw will take on Arnel Tinampay in what is expected to be a tough fight.
Ah-See’s Filipino opponent has a positive record of 21 wins (seven knockouts), 15 losses and one draw from 37 fights.
Tinampay has won his last three fights, his most recent just last month against Japan’s Shoma Fukumota, in two minutes and 11 seconds in a technical knockout.
“He’s very tough,” Ah-See explained.
“He’s been in with Jarrod Fletcher, Dennis Hogan, (No.3 ranked light middleweight in Australia), and Daniel Dawson (ranked No.1 in Australia). None of these guys have stopped him.
“Plus he fought those guys at middleweight. So, he can take a hit. He’s from the Philippines, so he’s got good skills.”
Ah-See is feeling good.
“I haven’t been better,” the 22-year-old said.
“One of my mates from Orange is a personal trainer in Bondi now. So he’s been doing all my strength and conditioning. I hadn’t done strength training before. I’m training with him four times a week and it’s great.
“I think I’m even faster. I feel more explosive. I’ve been sparring with Lenny Zappavigna and he’s sharpened me up.”
Ah-See has a professional record of seven wins (six knockouts) and one draw.
His most recent fight was against Joel Dela Cruz, where Ah-See won in two minutes and 43 seconds with a technical knockout.
It was a tough win for Ah-See as he fought with a fractured hand and was then forced to rest it for a month.
Now he’s keen to get back in the ring.
“I’m excited,” he said.
On the undercard, Olympian Cameron Hammond will go up against Jody Allen in a light middleweight bout, and professional Lauryn Eagle with have her first fight outside the metropolitan area.
Orange’s Benny Fitz will make his professional debut when he steps into the ring against Dean Cambridge for their welterweight bout.
Regardless of tomorrow’s result, Ah-See will be back in Orange in December to fight for the Australian light middleweight title.
“It’s vacant at the moment. I’d rather fight a champion for it, but if it’s vacant, I’ll find an opponent,” Ah-See said.