Billy Robinson gets back in the ring - no kidding around
BILLY "The Kid" Robinson isn't fazed to be in a main event fight having not boxed for more than a year.
Robinson will main event the Maloney's Glove Club's annual fight night at the Lismore Workers Club next Saturday. He has been back training with coach Arthur Maloney in a busy two-month preparation.
"I was studying at the start of the year and I've dropped eight kilos to get down to light heavyweight," Robinson said.
"I've had a lot of fights now so the nerves wear off. I've missed a few fights I could have taken but I wanted to be right for this."
"My preparation has been as good as it can be and I'm looking forward to getting back into it."
Robinson, 21, won his last fight in Lismore in August last year.
He had his first fight nine years ago and started training when he was seven.
He enjoys being a role model to the younger kids at the gym.
"I've always loved it and I've been here with Arthur half my life," Robinson said.
"I enjoy keeping some of the kids motivated.
"It can be hard with some of the things they ask you, but I'm always keen to help."
Robinson is waiting to be matched up with an opponent for the four-round fight.
The card will also feature a female bout with Haley Brown taking on Mel Ward. Jade Cook, Dwayne Vlody and Dylan Montgomery will also fight.
They are all trained at the Goonellabah Sport and Aquatic Centre by Maloney.
Coach Maloney recently received a $5000 grant from the Lismore Workers club to assist with training.