Boxing comes to Condong
SPORTS action will move from the rinks to the ring at Condong Bowls Club on Friday night when the Murwillumbah Boxing Club hosts its first major boxing tournament of the year.
Twelve bouts are set down on the card which features five boxers from Murwillumbah.
The feature bout of the evening will be between Tweed boxer Tommy Strain and North Coast champion Dan Beverley.
Murwillumbah Boxing Club trainer/promoter Stuart Stone said his charges had been training strongly for the night and all were looking forward to stepping into the ring.
Stone has two boxers making their debut, welterweight Darcy LeJudge and light middleweight Toby Morgan.
Also stepping into the ring for the first time in three years will be junior middleweight Ian Konrad, who had 10 bouts before his break.
Ocean Shores boxer Kane Uzelac, who trains with Stone in Murwillumbah, will fight in the senior middleweight, taking on Gold Coast boxer Will Parsons.
Uzelac has shown his potential in four previous fights, with Stone expecting a strong showing.
In the main event, Strain will face Beverley for the fifth time with, the record at two wins apiece.
The three, three-minute rounds are shaping up to be an explosive encounter.
After going down in the last two encounters Strain is looking to take the fight up to Beverley, and with strong home-crowd support is promising to make the visitor's night a tough one.
“We have put together a good card with some well-matched bouts,” Stone said. “This is the first time Tweed boxing fans will be able to see some of the young talent we have in action at Condong.
“We have been able to attract boxers from across the Northern Rivers and beyond and everyone enjoys coming to the Tweed to fight.”
Doors open at Condong Bowls Club at 6pm. The first fight is set for 7pm. Admission is $10 at the door.