Victory Boxing Charitable Trust chair Scott Gibbons, Bowater Hyundai and Isuzu chief executive Chris Bowater and Victory Boxing programme coordinator Paul Hampton ahead of next week's After the Bell event to preview the third Fight 4 Victory event this November. Photo: Andrew Board.

First Fight 4 Victory boxers to be unveiled

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The first match ups of Fight 4 Victory 3 will be unveiled at a special event at Bowater Hyundai next week.

The ‘After the Bell’ event will see several match ups announced as well as giving people the first opportunity to buy a corporate table for the fight on November 5.

Fight 4 Victory, a charity boxing event, was first held in 2013 as a fundraiser for the Victory Boxing Charitable Trust. The event features around ten bouts of local businesspeople, sportspeople and those keen to support the work of the Victory Boxing programme.

The previous two events have attracted huge crowds and have raised tens of thousands of dollars for the trust, which focusses on running boxing fitness classes for kids, but also caters for adults.

Chair of the trust, Scott Gibbons, says After the Bell is a great way to build excitement around the event. “It’s really exciting, it’s admirable for those guys to put their hand up for the charity. Like always, it’s a bit of a personal challenge, as well as raising money for Victory Boxing.”

He says they are in talks to bring several sporting celebrities to speak at the After the Bell event, but none had been confirmed at the time of print.

Scott says the trust has had great support from fighters involved in the first two events, one of those being Bowater Hyundai and Isuzu CEO Chris Bowater.

“The event has a team approach and it shows again with Chris [Bowater] who was a boxer in the first event, has been a supporter since, and here we are three years later holding the launch event in his venue. We couldn’t be more pleased with that type of approach.”

After the Bell will be held at Bowater Hyundai (opposite McDonald’s) from 5.30-7pm on Friday, July 8. Entry is free and open to anyone who’d like to head along.