Chilton ready for big fight after Hague’s helping hand

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Cayton’s Muay Thai-boxer Dan Chilton is ready for his big fight in York this weekend thanks to his work with local strength and conditioning coach Danny Hague.

The 25-year-old cruiserweight, a member of the Legions Gym in York, is taking part in a show at the city’s Energise Centre on Saturday, with boxing, K1 kickboxing and Muay Thai all on the bill. Chilton’s trainer Dave Phillips is also fighting to raise money for York Hospital’s special care baby unit at the show.

Chilton, who works at Plaxton, said: “The strength and conditioning work that I have done in the special camp with Danny at Compass Gym has helped get me in top shape for the fight this weekend.

“I took the sport up eight years ago and hopefully the work I have done on strength and power with Danny will give me an edge on Saturday night. I have worked with Danny in the past .

“I would like to give a big thank-you to Nick Ingham of Compass for hosting the camps with Danny.”

The doors for the show open at 5pm, fights start 6pm, the postcode is YO24 3DX.

Scarborough-based Hague has seen several sportsmen from local clubs take up the six-week camps at Compass, including Scarborough rugby players Jarryd Vasey and Matty Young.

He said: “I have been working specifically with Dan on his explosive strength and power to underpin his technical and tactical skills. We have also worked on improving structural strength in commonly injured regions associated with the sport.”