The night to fight the good fight
AN ELECTRIFYING atmosphere with plenty of adrenaline pumping set the scene at WIRAC on Saturday night as boxers took to the ring to entertain a massive crowd at the first Fox Fight Promotions Fight Night.
Local boxer, trainer and referee Chris Fox and wife Leah recently formed their company, Fox Fight Promotions, to provide Warwick with some great boxing entertainment in conjunction with fundraising for local sporting clubs and charities.
The Warwick District Football Association was the first club to take advantage of the opportunity.
Fox said he owed his passion for boxing to his grandfather, the late Sel Brackin, who had him around boxing before he could even walk.
"I had my first fight at 10 years of age," he said.
"There is no better sport in the world than boxing and I am pleased I can share my passion with the people of Warwick and assist in raising money for clubs at the same time."
Mr Fox was ecstatic with the turnout for the night with close to 600 people packing into the hall, which exceeded his initial expectations.
The crowd was entertained by 30 boxers battling it out in the ring over 15 three-minute fights.
Well-known local celebrities such as David Hallman, Byron Manthey, Michael Brackin, Jason Hart and Brett Lambert to name a few, along with Fred Brophy's number-one boxer Darryl Burley, provided outstanding entertainment during the night
Referee and organiser Mr Fox said the fight of the night was an absolute cracker.
"Two Toowoomba cousins went hard for a whole three minutes in the ring," he said.
"The Bull Bowman and Craig Petiford fight was another major crowd pleaser."
Fox thanked his wife, everyone who helped out and the community for its support.