TOOWOOMBA WELTERWEIGHT PROSPECT JAMIE HILT will now face Brisbane’s Matt Te Paa in a four rounder on January 29 after his original opponent Ben Kite withdrew as a result of injury.
“I was notified by Ben Kite’s camp that he sustained an injury in training so therefore he was ruled out for January 29,” Promoter Brendon Smith said.
“Jamie’s new opponent is Matt Te Paa. Matt has had over twenty bouts and has been the distance with the likes of Matt Burgoyne, Tim Hunt, Tyrone Tongia, Adam Vella and Mark Ramirez – who Jamie recorded a draw with on our last show.
“This is a good test for Jamie who has only fought as a pro three times. It’s a good match up,” Smith said.
Jamie Hilt’s camp has been unfazed by the change.
“This is boxing, anything can happen so you always have to be ready to change or adapt,” Hilt’s trainer Craig Monagle said.
“We realise Matt Te Paa is a challenge and we have a great respect for him. We will adapt accordingly to suit his style and we will have no excuses on the night.
“Jamie is the ultimate professional so this won’t affect him one bit.
“Jamie is a real crowd pleaser and I’m positive his fans will see a great performance and hopefully his hand is raised at the end of the four rounds.
“It’s great to feature on this big card, we’re looking forward to it,” Monagle said.