Aoraki trust thinks big in boxing fundraiser

Last updated 05:00 27/08/2014
timaru boxing  charity rickie shore shane bray peter burt
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BUILDERS BRAGGING RIGHTS: Shane "The Bald Basher" Bray, left, is taking on Rickie "The Real Deal For" Shore in one of the anticipated match-ups at the Aoraki Sports Persons Charitable Trust charity fight night. Keeping the peace in Aspect chairman Peter Burt.

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Boxing with big gloves is back as the Aoraki Sports Persons Charitable Trust (Aspect) runs its second charity fight night.

Aspect chairman Peter Burt said several Timaru identities would get out of their comfort zone and into the ring to raise funds.

"With oversized boxing gloves, boxers will be going head to head for two, two-minute action-packed rounds."

Burt said there would be 10 bouts showcasing varying levels of boxing talent.

"No-one will be taking themselves and their abilities too seriously in this fun event."

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Burt said the event, however, would be "the real deal", run like a professional fight night, from loud boxing-themed music, to extravagant costumes and over-the-top introductions.

"The only difference is that we are using massive gloves, but they are still heavy and hard, so it will still be a boxing spectacle in each fight."

It will not be all boys in the ring, with two fights scheduled between the fairer sex, including former White Fern Rowan Milburn taking on Kate Johnson.

Burt said there were 20 corporate tables available and then tiered seating for a great view.

The event is being held on Saturday, September 27, at the Southern Trust Events Centre.

Tickets are $10 and available from The Sail, XCM, Speights Ale House and Ticketek at Movie Max.

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- The Timaru Herald

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