Gloves on at Condong
BOXING returns to the Condong Bowls Club tonight when the Murwillumbah Boxing Club hosts a 12-bout program.
Following the success of the last night of boxing at the club, MBC trainer Stu Stone has put together a top card which will feature a couple of his own boxers and a number of other Tweed fighters.
From Murwillumbah, Darcy Lejuge will go into the ring in a rematch against Casino's Aaron Schafer in the 64kg division.
It was Lejuge's first fight the last time the two met and the decision back then went to Schafer on points.
Schafer, who is trained by former leading Australian amateur Justin Roswell, will be a great measure of Lejuge's progress and Stone has no doubt that he is a better fighter now with some experience under his belt.
“Darcy is much fitter, stronger and smarter now and he is eager to square the ledger,” Stone said.
Also on the card is Ian Konrad, who was formerly training at Murwillumbah, and will take on Brisbane's Matt Dowdle in the same weight division.
The feature bout of the evening will be between the Tweed PCYC's Travis Chambers and Ashmore's Luke Stevens.
Chambers' first fight saw him beat Jake Suter, and he will be using this bout as preparation for the upcoming Queensland titles.
Cudgen's Ricky Irwin returns to the ring after a break, taking on Nathan Williams in the 60kg division.
“The boxing scene on the Northern Rivers is a little quiet at the moment, so when we announced we were putting on this night, we had plenty of boxers putting their names forward to get a fight,” Stone said.
“I think we should see some quality bouts.”
Doors open from 6pm, with the first bout from 7pm. Tickets at the door for $10.