Boxer Begbie out for revenge and glory
REVENGE and glory are in the sights of Gavin Begbie as he prepares to shine at the region's latest big boxing night.
The Woodburn fighter will be among the star attractions this Saturday at Woodburn-Evans Head RSL Boxing Club fight night.
Begbie will take on Paul Horwath for the North Coast Middleweight Masters belt at the event. After losing to the same fighter recently in Condong, the 45-year-old is determined to turn the tables.
"I am very hungry to claim this title," he said.
"I will be the underdog, but I am committed to winning."
Begbie has been undergoing a daily training routine in readiness for the bout, one of several on offer at the event.
The orthodox fighter, who has trained in other martial arts, was a keen boxer as a junior.
After spending several years away from the ring because of family and other commitments, he is giving boxing another shot.
"I think boxing can really get ingrained into you," he said.
"It gets in your blood.
"Getting out there is one of the best rushes in your life.
"Am I worried about being hurt? Not at all.
"I have been training hard and I am feeling fit and strong."
Hundreds of people are expected to attend the night, which will feature about 20 contests.
Fighters from across the region will be involved, with interstate and regional belts up for grabs.
Begbie, who stands about 178cm tall and weighs 74kg, said he was hoping some decent backing from spectators could give him a crucial edge.
"I will be ecstatic to be going out in front of those people," he said.
"He was relentless in our last fight.
"He has good skills, but I know I can beat him.
"It should be a great night and I am really looking forward to it."
Fighters from across the region will be involved on the night, which will take place at the McDonald Place RSL's auditorium.
Tickets are $10 (adults) and $5 for under-16s, with a $25 family ticket also available.
Doors open at 5pm and action starts at 6.30pm.
For more information, call Christian on 0416 160 252.