Hetton Town boxing club host their annual show at Rainton Meadows Arena tomorrow night with a Tyne-Wear derby theme.
The show will be packed full of local talent from both Sunderland and Newcastle making it something head coach Paul Quarmby hopes will be just as exciting as when the two cities meet in football.
Not only is the show packed full with male bouts there will also be two female bouts on the card in the year where female boxing will appear at the Olympics for the first time ever and being able to stage the two female fights is something Paul describes as very exciting.
One of the girls on the show – Shauna Taylor – is one of three national champions that Hetton will have on show on Friday night. Shauna is the All England national female champion and will be joined by fellow champions Jordan King (UK CYP champion) and Nathan Millburn (All England champion).
Of the show Paul Quarmby said: “I’m really excited and I’m looking forward to all of the bouts as it’s going to be intense just like the football derby days. On this boxing show Hetton Town Boxing club will have 3 of this years national boxing champions as well as some of the fantastic young talent we have at the club.”
One Hetton boxer who wont be on the show though is Todd Davis who has made it through to the junior ABA national quarter-finals, which will be contested over the weekend meaning he will not be boxing on Friday night.
The event starts at 7.00pm at the Rainton Meadows Arena with tickets available on the door priced at £15, which looks set to be great value for money. All proceeds raised will go towards the running and upkeep of Hetton Town Boxing Club.