IT’S been as much as 80 years since boxing was scheduled as sport and entertainment for the community in Leongatha’s historic Memorial Hall.
But if ever a building was designed as a House of Stoush then this is it.
Once the local Corner Inlet Boxing Club erected their full-sized ring on the dance floor inside the hall, the proportions of the building came completely into line behind it and in front. The seats on the floor, stretching back underneath the upstairs’ balcony provided ideal ringside vantage points and the seats upstairs, the perfect overview of the action.
And there was plenty of the latter including some fine performance by local boxers.
According to one of the officials of the Corner Inlet Boxing Club which hosted the event in conjunction with Boxing Victoria, Kristian Gray, the event was a runaway success, attracting hundreds of visitors to the town and will almost certainly be the forerunner to two or three such events annually.
“We’ve been very happy with it so far,” he said halfway through the program.
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