Last Updated 16 | 04 | 2014 at 07:35

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World-Class Boxing Set To Go Local

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World boxing champions and Malta’s finest boxers are set to meet in the ring at the Dixon’s Pain Academy’s Golden Gloves Fight Night on 25th April. 

The long-awaited Golden Gloves Fight Night, organised by Dixon’s Pain Academy in association with Privé Events, will bring the Maltese public the finest and most spectacular boxing matches to-date at the MFCC in Ta’ Qali.

The evening of 25th April 2014 will feature an array of semi-professional and professional World Championship boxing, including an intriguing fight card with some explosive match-ups, such as the fight between Super Scott Dixon and Philip Kotey, and the eagerly anticipated rematch between Billy ‘The Hitman’ Corito and Taras Varava.

The night will also feature Malta’s very own golden boy, Franco ‘el Tornado’ Fenech, who will be fighting against England’s Ashvin Diolle, as well as an action-packed undercard which includes some of the best Maltese talent, namely Jake ‘The Snake’ Camilleri, Duncan Calleja, ‘Nur il-Fire’, Michael ‘The Hurricane’ Carter, Jamie Caruana, Clayton Vella and Keith Azzopardi.

“Boxing is a serious business,” explains Super Scott Dixon, three-times World Champion and Creator of Champions. “It is a sport, but you don’t play it like you would with tennis, cricket and golf.

“Boxers need to have desire, determination and devotion. A fighter’s regime begins in the morning with a four to six mile run, shadow boxing and working skills and craft, followed by an afternoon session at the gym, (bag work, pad work and sparring), and then an evening session of strength, conditioning and circuit training.”

Super Scott Dixon will be defending his WBU Super Middleweight Championship of the World title against the Number One challenger, Ghana’s Philip Kotey, who comes to Malta with a record of 29 fights, out of which he has 27 wins and 22 knockouts.

“This is my anniversary; my half century of fights. The man from Ghana may come with plenty of ambition, but just like the rest before him, he will fall,” adds Super Scott. “Ultimately, they don’t call me ‘Super’ for nothing!”

The night is being organised and marketed by Privé Events Management, one of Malta’s top events-planning companies known for their exclusivity and ability to bring together Malta’s ‘It’ crowd.

“The reason we decided to get involved was because we saw the potential in being a part of the entertainment side of this sporting event,” says Jo Caruana, the official spokeswoman for Privé Events. “Boxing offers a great show, and we’re all aware of how big and spectacular the fights in Las Vegas are.

“Our aim as Privé Events is to give boxing fans a different kind of experience and to raise the bar for boxing events in Malta. This is why, for the first time for a boxing event of this calibre, we have teamed up with the MFCC team and Catermax.

“It’s undeniable that boxing has been attracting a good following in Malta and is growing day by day,” adds Ms Caruana. “Many Maltese fighters are also competing for world titles in this event as well as for European titles and belts, so there’s no doubt that Malta will be put on the international map once this event is over!”

Tickets for the Golden Gloves Fight Night can be purchased from Dixon’s Pain Academy, Ryan’s Pub, Living Well Hilton Malta; online from www.showshappening.com; or by calling one of the three ticket hotlines: 7947 01216, 9924 2515 or 9982 1428. Golden Gloves Fight Night will take place at the MFCC, Ta’ Qali on 25th April 2014 with doors opening at 7.30pm.

Some of the proceeds raised from the €10 Golden Gloves Fight Night standing tickets will go to an incredibly courageous fighter: seven-year-old Javier Micallef, who has faced countless surgeries due to being born without a large portion of his brain. The money raised will allow his parents, Dorelle and Dennis Micallef, to take their son to the UK to undergo a new form of interactive metronome therapy.

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