All set for an exciting night of boxing

The entertaining evening of boxing set for Friday 27th January to be staged at the Sky Club in Paceville has generated a great amount of interest which is reflected by the sound number of bookings done for the night.

21 January 2012, 12:00am
Clayton Vella
Clayton Vella
By Wilfred Sultana

The organisers of this Boxing Spectacle, the European Boxing Federation (EBF) in collaboration with local promoter Paul Borg, have announced the names of the foreign boxers and their Maltese challengers.

The bouts on the night will be Dione Galea vs Jordan Black, Etiene Spiteri vs Slinky Cumberlbach, Clayton Vella vs Scott Conners, Justin Grech vs Phill Worell and Tyrone Borg vs Dale Ball.  Further to these bouts which will be made up of four by 2mins each session, there will be an additional supporting flight between local boxers, Brandon Borg vs Keith Mills.

As already announced the main bout of the evening will be between Maltese heavyweight Billy Corito and UK Ian Toby, an ex-professional with over 52 professional fights to his credit.

Billy Corito, known as 'the hit man', is now also on the EBF books and ranks in the 8th place of the EBF heavyweight Top 10 Ranking.   Twenty-eight years old Corito started training at Bertu's Gym but is now preparing for the coming fight with the Barun Boxing Team at Siggiewi while he is sharpening his physical conditioning at Lords Gym.  Corito is most keen on this, his first flight since going semi-professional within the arms of the EBF, and his eighth fight since taking up boxing seriously. The Corito - Toby fight will be made up of six by 3mins each session.

The European Boxing Federation, established in 2005, is Great Britain's and Europe's largest Semi-professional and white collar boxing authority. The Federation hosts and officiates over 100 shows per year and currently have over 1100 registered boxers across Great Britain and Europe at varied levels of skill (white collar, Novice, Intermediate, and Semi-pro).

Another attraction forming part of this event is the weight-in session of all the boxers in action which is being held on the eve of the Big Night, namely on Thursday 26th January.  This is being staged at the Black Bull Pub in Dragonara Road Paceville at 2.30 p.m.  Prior to the weight-in a Press Conference will be addressed by officials of the European Boxing Federation (EBF) and by local spokespersons.

Tickets selling at €25 (VIP) and €15 are available from the London Butcher, Sir Frederick C. Ponsonby Street Gzira, The Art of Fighting Kick Boxing Club, Triq Titu Brandsma Fgura and from the Boxway Fitness Centre, Valley Road Msida.