Corito v Guttmann plus 10 supporting bouts in another Big Night of Boxing

It has been a sensational run for boxing in Malta brought about by the sound professional working relationship between the European Boxing Federation (EBF) and local promoter Paul Borg embellished with the thrilling series of results achieved by Malta’s top boxer Billy Corito in the course of a relatively short but impressive period of time.

8 November 2013, 12:00am
Malta’s Billy Corito hits hard where his last six fights all had an ‘early finish’. Austrian boxer Florian Guttmann is next to try and stop the ‘Hit Man’. (Photo: Lux Moments)
Malta’s Billy Corito hits hard where his last six fights all had an ‘early finish’. Austrian boxer Florian Guttmann is next to try and stop the ‘Hit Man’. (Photo: Lux Moments)


By Wilfred Sultana


Friday presents local boxing enthusiasts with yet another Big Night of Boxing with 10 supporting bouts between Maltese and mainly British boxers, all semi-pro EBF members, as a prelude to Billy Corito's, the ‘Hit Man', next big fight.

Here Corito will be facing twenty-seven year-old Austrian boxer Florian Guttmann with over forty fights to his boxing career. As a professional boxer he had four fights so far with one win. The fight between the two boxers having professional status will be made up of six sessions of 3minutes each and will be sanctioned by the Malta Boxing Council.

As usual Billy has been seriously preparing for this fight particularly during the past three weeks where he trained under the expert eye of UK coach Shea Neary and trainer George Schofield who both had positive feedback on the Maltese boxer. George Schofield will be corner-man for Corito on Friday night. The ‘Hit Man' also followed a sturdy physical fitness build-up programme under the constant guidance of Haithem Laamouz held at the Lords Gym and the weights sessions at Bertu Gym.

The ten supporting bouts on the Fight Card, which also include a number of ‘Belts' determining encounters, will each be made up of four sessions of 2mins each session. These read:

1. Super Bantamweight - Lyndon Chircop v Paul Gubb (EBF); 2. Welterweight - Etienne ‘Buddy' Spiteri v Naheem Chaundry (EBF); 3. Middleweight - Renald Tabone v Lawrence Wade (EBF); 4. Middleweight - Goran Bogdanovic v Rich Davies (EBF); 5. Light Middle Weight - Brandon Borg v Aiden Whittle (EBF); 6. Super Middle Weight - Dione Galea v Morgan Jackson (EBF); 7. Welterweight - Duncan Calleja v Greg Harwood (EBF); 8. Heavyweight - Shaun il Pasu v Scott Curtis (EBF); 9. Heavyweight - Michael Carter v Reece Jones (EBF); 10. Heavyweight - Tyrone Borg v Justin Baker (EBF).

This Malta Night of Boxing will be held at Monte Cristo Estates in Hal Farrug on Friday at 8.30 p.m. - Doors open at 7.30 p.m. Tickets selling at €30 (VIP), €20 (Seated) and €12 (Standing) are available from the London Butcher, Sir Frederick C. Ponsonby Street Gzira and from TeamSport, Triq Dun Karm, B'Kara by Pass, Iklin.

The main sponsor of this Night of Boxing is Fortina Spa Resort with other support being extended by RE/MAX, MedAsia, Golden Harvest, Badass Burgers, Barcelona Café, TeamsporT, Notebook Centre (San Gwann) and London Butcher-Gzira.