THIS WEEKEND is shaping up to be a big one for local boxing with the Kingscliff Boxing Stables “War on the Coast” taking place on Saturday, January 4, at the Cudgen Leagues Club.
Tickets are still available to the feature boxing event with four professional fights and six amateur title fights and up to 400 people expected to attend.
The Weekly spoke to event organiser and trainer Nick Midgley, who operates the Kingscliff Boxing Stables at the Casuarina Rec Club.
Mr Midgley said the event started as a charity fundraiser three years ago.
“We wanted to find a way to give something back to the community and the boxing stables was the perfect fit,” he said.
“The event was such a success that locals asked for it to come back and it’s since become a regular annual event.”
Mr Midgley said a lot of work goes into the preparation and presentation to ensure the best entertainment possible.
“This is a great opportunity for our amateur fighters to have an audience,” he said.
“But we also have four feature professional fights on the night, which is exciting for the club.”
Mr Midgley said the big news is that if Tweed local Josh Fredericksen wins his main event fight then he will fight for a QLD Supermiddleweight title on March 3 at the QT Gold Coast.
“We just got the offer today (Monday, January 30) it’s great news for the club and Josh has a big chance,” he said.
Kingscliff Boxing Stables is a young but successful boxing club, established in November 2013 it has moved from a domestic double garage into one of the best boxing gym setups on the Tweed Shire.
With a professional boxing ring and other state-of-the-art equipment, Mr Midgley said the gym provides various different classes to suit people from all walks of life.
To find out more about Kingscliff Boxing Stables “War on the Coast” or to book your ticket(s) or table for this Saturday, phone Nick on: 0456 879 258 (see below advertisement).