Sparring practice at Stu Stone Boxing Hall in Murwillumbah were Luke Smith, (65kg Div.) and Virgil Nobbs, (51kg Div.)
Sparring practice at Stu Stone Boxing Hall in Murwillumbah were Luke Smith, (65kg Div.) and Virgil Nobbs, (51kg Div.)

Boxing returns to Tweed show

By HUGH KEARNEY

BOXING makes a return to the Murwillumbah Show this weekend with a 10-fight card scheduled for Saturday show-night.

Murwillumbah Boxing Club (MBC) will host the fight night, with boxers coming from Northern Rivers clubs including Yamba, Kempsey, Ballina, Coffs Harbour, Dorrigo and the new Tumbulgum Cornerstone Club.

The fights will be staged under cover at the northern end of the showground, in the Walmsley Pavilion, which is usually reserved for the pride of the district's dairy herds.

MBC trainer Stuart Stone said he didn't know when boxing was last held at the Murwillumbah Show, but it would be an ideal opportunity to showcase the talent and skills of local amateur fighters.

In the main event on the night, Murwillumbah's Virgil Nobbs will take on Adam Harvey of Yamba for the 51-kilogram NSW flyweight title.

The pair have met on four occasions with Nobbs winning three of the four bouts.

Another fight attracting at- tention is the 58kg match between MBC's Australian Boxing League featherweight champion Gopal Staples and Kane Buckley of Yamba. Stone said Staples has been training solidly for the past few months and was in great shape.

"Gopal has a big following in town and he is great to watch in action, and on another night, this fight could be the main event," he said.

MBC will be represented in the 65kg division by Luke Smith and Anthony Bergquist.

Boxing is scheduled to start at 7pm.



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