They’ve already put in the hard yards, and now it’s show time according to PCYC boxing coach, Geoff Nichols.
He’s referring to Singleton’s first Boxing Fight Night since 2011, which is set to shake things up on Saturday, February 24.
Promising a night of spectacular competition and entertainment, PCYC boxers Chris Duffie, Cameron King and Jayden Offner will be vying for the top titles.
Spectators can expect a particularly exciting performance from young gun Duffie, having won six for six, earning himself an undefeated title.
“Duffie has a big heart and an even bigger engine,” Coach Nichols says.
“His work ethic is second to none, he’s done the work and now he’s definitely ready for the night.”
But it’s not just PCYC representatives that will get the crowds going, with the night expecting to see the return of Billy Baker, or ‘Bad Billy’ as he’s known in the boxing scene. The talented sportsman has shown strength in the past and will debut in a comeback fight at the PCYC event, along with a list of other renowned boxers.
“Crowds will have to put their fingers in their ears, because there will be some serious roaring and cheering going on,” Nichols ensures.
“Boxing changes every year, and our team has the latest cutting edge skills in the sport.”
Of course, ensuring a local Fight Night event isn’t easy, especially when Singleton PCYC is the second smallest club in their manageability zone which encompasses a large portion of the North Coast.
Each year only four boxing tournaments are scheduled within the PCYC’s Northern Zone, so it’s an impressive feat for our town. Coach Nichols puts it down to the support Singleton PCYC shows to other clubs in their zone, and the impeccable management of our local organisation.
“We’ve managed to secure the Fight Night because of the club’s management and dedication, as well as the support being shown to other PCYC Clubs,” Nichols says.
“It’s like a big family, and it’s important to support each other.”
Along with the excitement happening in the ring, there will be raffles and an auction boasting prizes like a signed Sydney Swans football, signed and framed Wests Tigers and Sydney Roosters jerseys and midweek getaways in the vineyards just to name a few. Funds raised through the raffles will support our local PCYC’s operation.
The doors will open from 5pm on Saturday, with the first fight scheduled for 6pm. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for those aged 18 years or younger and $55 for a family pass.
The event has been made possible through the generosity of major sponsor Peabody Wambo Mining, along with Geoff Nichols Engines & Mechanical, Singleton 4WD Centre, Man vs Roof, The Royal Hotel Motel, Endless Engraving @ the Blue Shed, Bakers Delight, Sportspower and Mama’s Kitchen.
The PCYC is still accepting additional sponsorship from businesses wanting to get on board, and are encouraging those interested to contact the Club.