Germany is fighting Australia at the Multiplex tonight in a world-class boxing contest brought to Bundaberg by Attila Kovacs.
The weigh-in was held today at the CBD Pavilion on Bourbong Street.
Attila said the tournament would feature 18 bouts with male and female fighters climbing through the ropes to fight against some of the world’s best talent.
Attila said 15 German boxers, plus officials, had come to the Bundaberg Region for an event not to be missed.
“The boxers are between 17 and 25 years, and are some of the best in the world,” Attila said.
He said there were two women boxers, which had their local counterparts excited to see how they will shape up against them.
Champ puts on gloves for world-class boxing event
Attila said one of the highlights of the night would be watching 2017 Youth Super Heavyweight World Champion Justis Huni take on German boxer Dariusz Lassotta.
He said it was hard for Justis to find competition in Australia, with no other boxer wanting to put their gloves on and go one-on-one with him.
“It’s hard to get a fight for Justis here as no one wants to take him on!” Attila said.
“Everybody learns at these events; they learn about each other before going on.”
Welcome from the Mayor
Attending the weigh-in, Mayor Jack Dempsey welcomed the German boxers to the beautiful Bundaberg Region.
“With a name like Jack Dempsey I’m a big fan of boxing,” Mayor Dempsey said.
“The other Jack Dempsey was heavyweight champion of the world, also known as The Manassa Mauler.
“Attila is another good name for a fighter!”
Mayor Dempsey congratulated Attila for running a fantastic boxing academy here in Bundaberg.
“The academy offers training classes for kids and adults, improving people’s fitness and teaching resilience,” Mayor Dempsey said.
“Attila has taken Bundaberg boxers to Germany with great success, and it’s terrific that Germany has now returned the favour by visiting our great region.
“And berg of course was originally a German word, so in the name of our city, Bundaberg, we have a melding of cultures.”
He wished the competitors luck in the ring and hoped it was an entertaining night for the patrons to watch such an event in the Bundaberg Region.
Checking out the Bundaberg Region
Attila Kovacs said after the world-class Australia v Germany boxing match, the next tournament would be the Golden Gloves next week in Brisbane, and tonight’s winners would progress to that.
Attila said the evening wasn’t just about fighting, but more a celebration of the sport and he was proud to have organised such an event in his adopted home town.
“On Sunday after the tournament we are taking the Germans whale watching and to see parts of Bundaberg,” Attila said.
“It’s exciting to have the event as I have invited them three times before and the boxers were not able to come until now. We are very proud!”
Tickets for the world-class boxing tournament will be on sale at the door of the Multiplex, with the action starting at 6pm.
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