Latest move boosts boxers? hopes
Virgil Nobbs will have his work cut out against Queensland champion Dwayne Lally when Murwillumbah Boxing Club hosts its first ABA sanctioned fight night tomorrow.
The 17-year-old Nobbs has impressed with 12 wins from 18 fights but he faces a true test against the experienced Lally who won the Queensland flyweight title last week.
Their clash is the drawcard of 12 bouts at Condong Bowls Club.
The night is the start of a new era for the Murwillumbah Boxing Club, which recently became a member of the Australian Boxing Association after nine years with the Australian Boxing League (ABL).
Murwillumbah Boxing Club trainer Stuart Stone said moving to the ABA would provide his boxers with a better opportunity to make names for themselves.
"We have had some good fighters, who maybe have not had the recognition they deserved," Stone said. "I'm looking to train someone who is going to be the Australian champion."
The club has three boxers; Nobbs, Luke Smith and Anthony Bergquist fighting on the card.
Smith, 18, is a welterweight who lost his first and only fight on a points decision. He is still to be matched for a fight. Bergquist, 18, has a 2-2 win-loss record. He takes on Lennox Head's Don Sheehan.
Fights start from 7pm, with entry $10 for adults and children.