Mayor ready to take some punches

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Whether you love or loathe his politics, watching Nelson mayor Aldo Miccio get into the boxing ring this weekend should be great viewing.
Aldo will fight a mystery opponent this Saturday night as part of the Fight 4 Victory fundraiser at the Trafalgar Centre. The bout will help raise money for the Victory Boxing Club and Aldo says he’s more than a little nervous heading into the big night.
“I’m excited about it but really nervous. I still think I’ll win but I’m not really confident about it. I know my opponent will be really tough and at the end of the day there’s a guy in the ring with you trying to knock you out so you can’t be that comfortable in there.”
Fight 4 Victory has brought together well known Nelson businessmen and women, local sporting personalities and the mayor for the event.
Across 13 bouts, 26 boxers will go through three two minute rounds and organisers say tickets are selling fast, with 50 corporate tables already sold out.
Tickets are available from www.ticketdirect.co.nz, i-Sites, New World, Nelson School of Music and Theatre Royal.