While Black ‘N’ Blue Boxing Gunnedah duo Albert Nolan and Wade Ryan will be fighting for professional wins on Saturday, it will be just a as big a night for the amateur fighters on the card.
There will be 22 amateur fights in total to go along with the two professional bouts on at the Gunnedah Town Hall.
More than a quarter of the amateur fighters on show will be boxing out of Black ‘N’ Blue Gunnedah’s corner.
Giving these boxers a chance to shine is one of the reasons Black ‘N’ Blue’s David Syphers puts on these events each year.
“I do it for the town and for the people involved in the boxing gym,” Syphers said of the fight night.
“We’ve got some good talent this Saturday night and there’s going to be some interesting fights.”
One boxer Syphers is interested to see in the ring is Jordy Ford.
Ford returned to Gunnedah late last year after a stint living in London and it didn’t take him long to get back into boxing.
“He came back because he always liked boxing. He goes alright, too,” Syphers said of Ford.
“I’m looking forward to seeing Jordy. He had a couple fights before he went to England and now he’s stepping back in the ring.
”He’s training well. He’s going up against a tough opponent from Narrabri, Daniel Jobson.”
Syphers said spectators would be in for a treat this Saturday.
“There’s a buzz in the air. I think the town is starting to get behind it,” Syphers said.
“There’s a lot of hard work that goes into it. There’s a lot of people involved on the night.
“It’s the ninth promotion I’ve done and I think it’s going to be the best.”
Doors open for the fight night at the Gunnedah Town Hall at 6pm on Saturday with the first fight set for 7pm.
Tickets will be available on the door for $50.