Tristan Lane is crowned the winner after beating Doctor Dave Love on points in their bout during the third Tradies Fight Night at the Hervey Bay PCYC.
Tristan Lane is crowned the winner after beating Doctor Dave Love on points in their bout during the third Tradies Fight Night at the Hervey Bay PCYC.

Tradies on the job for charity hit

NO ONE can deny there was no lack of fighting spirit on display when the tradies of Hervey Bay stepped into a boxing ring for charity.

That’s not to say there weren’t a few bruised egos at the end of the third Tradies Fight Night at the Hervey Bay PCYC.

A crowd of more 600 saw eight bouts featuring brickies, painters, labourers and carpenters all keen to give it a go over three rounds and try to win some trade bragging rights.

The fighters also raised over $6000 to purchase gymnastics and boxing equipment for the PCYC.

Sergeant Patrick Fleming, the branch manager of the Hervey Bay Police-Citizens Youth Club, said the building industry had really thrown its weight behind the event again.

“All those who took part in the event deserve a huge wrap,” he said.

“It was the first time that most of them had stepped into a boxing ring but they all did well.

“Each and every one of them showed plenty of courage, determination and spirit – no one took a backward step either.

“So many of the bouts were close as well.

“I cannot thank them enough for putting their bodies on the line to help us.”

Former rugby league star Sean Hoppe and cricket legends Doug Walters and Rodney Hogg also got in on the act with a Sports Legends Show during a break from the boxing.

Results

Peter Chalmers stopped Iain Hunter in round three

Frank Nash defeated Matt Weakley on points

Mick Malloy defeated Joel Gillies on points

Billy Tidswell defeated Peter Martin on points

Captain Cletis Curnow defeated the Bat White on points

Tristan Lane defeated Doctor Dave Love on points

Daryle Ford and Ben Parsgaard had a draw after the three refs couldn’t split them

Robbie O’Donnell defeated Andrew Woodman on points



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