BY ADRIAN LOVELL*
BOXING is back and it’s been a long time coming. The Tasmanian Boxing League Inc and the Brighton Boxing club will host the state titles at the Brighton Civic Centre on Saturday November 9 starting at 7pm.
This is an amazing venue and will be used a lot more in the future. This will be an action packed fight night because all of our clubs representatives will be gearing up for their shot at the Australian Amateur League titles from November 28 over three days in Bendigo Victoria. Brighton Boxing Club will have five boxers competing.
Brighton Boxing club will also be entering seven contenders to take on Tasmania’s best in their respective weight divisions on November 9. It would be great to have the support from all these small communities and outlying areas around the suburbs and have these boxers recognised for their hard work and dedication to their chosen sport. Fights have been coming thick and fast since a two-day sports expo was held at the Derwent Entertainment centre over two days where the Tasmanian Boxing League had tournaments throughout the weekend.
As this paper goes to press, the next tournament is October 5 at New Norfolk. The event will be run by the Brighton Boxing Club and the Claremont Boxing club in which all clubs will participate. Then our organisation will take teams from all clubs to George Town on October 19. So it’s a productive end to a massive year and what better way to end it with than in this five-star facility of the Brighton Council on the November 9.
We are hoping for a great turn out to all these up and coming tournaments which will showcase our future talent in what would be the hardest sport in the world.
We have fought at some amazing venues but this one is our best by far and we will be looking at using it a lot more in the future. A big thank you goes out to Cathy Harper at Brighton Council. Once again, she has been a fantastic help to our Brighton Boxing Club and the greater community.