Heavyweight not only fighter with state title in sights

IPSWICH fight fans get the opportunity to see how far Jessica Cashman has come in the past two months.

The mother of two is up against the fighter she beat in her debut bout, Hammer Tomsic Musgrove.

This will be Cashman's fifth fight and she is amazed at the progress she has made since then.

That progress was apparent to independent observers at their last fight in Townsville, in September.

Cashman's draw with Victoria Thompson was named the best fight on the bill for the night.

The referee was so impressed, the fighters were immediately offered a rematch, this time with the vacant Queensland 53kg championship belt on the line.

Thompson was making her boxing debut but had an extensive history of kick boxing and presented Cashman with a new dilemma she had not encountered previously - a fighter who constantly pressured her.

It also showed her how crucial it is to capitalise on any of her opponent's weaknesses or errors and not let her off the hook.

But even since then, Cashman believes she has improved significantly.

"The biggest thing I'll take from this fight is seeing how far I've come against the same opponent," the 30-year-old said.

"The amount I've learned in the past month has been huge.

"Instead of going back and forth, swapping punches and a lack of level changes, I now feel like I'm dancing in there at the moment."



  1. Where: Ipswich Civic Centre
  2. When: Friday, November 13, from 7pm

Standing and seated tickets available through the Civic Centre or Corporate Box Gym, 17 Mining Street, Bundamba

Ipswich fighters on the card include Demsey McKean, Chris Manz, Jessica Cashman, Nick Wright, Ropati Lemai and Jake Biddle

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