Boxing's best to be here
BOXING: Put down Saturday, August 5 in your calendar.
That's because the best senior and junior boxers will fight it out when the Gladstone Amateur Boxing Club hosts Double Trouble.
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The event will feature a large contingent of Gladstone athletes including brothers Rhys and Sean Evans and Youth World Super Heavyweight champion Justis Huni from Brisbane.
"We're called the Double Trouble because we have got the two brothers as the headline as usual and they are our two senior boxers," head coach and organiser Mick Daly said.
"Rhys Evans is the Queensland 64kg champion and his opponent Will Moses is the current Queensland 60kg champion.
"Rhys got a silver at the Australian titles and Will probably should have won his, but ended having to pull out with a cut eye.
"It's going to be a cracker of a fight."
Sean will fight it out against Marcus Nelson, the current Queensland 69kg champion from Bethania in Brisbane.
"Sean's just looking to get back into it after a few year's lay-off and he started toward the end of last year," Daly said.
Huni, who Daly coached to a gold medal at the World Youth Championships in Russia, will go pound-for-pound against South Australian Super Heavyweight champion Sean Walker.
"Even though Justis is 19, he was classed as a youth, but he is senior now and it will be a really good fight," Daly said.
"People in town will get to look what a world champion is and he's probably one of the best one's I've seen."
The other Gladstone fighters who are keen to get their name on the winner's list are Nathan Street, Orion Brown and Jordy Dunnett.
Daly said Street will meet Brisbane's Luke Fiori who Daly describes as an experienced fighter.
"Nathan went down to him last time, but saying that, there wasn't much in it and I think it will be a cracker of a fight," Daly said.
The evening will also include an auction for a hand-signed Muhammad Ali glove.
"It's all framed with authenticity and everything with it," Daly said.
When: Saturday, Aug 5
Where: Gladstone Amateur Boxing Club
Time: From 5.30pm; 1st fight from 6pm