Boxing: Rival contractors come to blows - for charity

By Cameron Leslie

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Shaun Lazarus, of Downers, looks for a one-two combo on Ramon Moses, Fulton Hogan, during their Contractors for Charity boxing match. Moses was the eventual winner. Photo/John Stone
Shaun Lazarus, of Downers, looks for a one-two combo on Ramon Moses, Fulton Hogan, during their Contractors for Charity boxing match. Moses was the eventual winner. Photo/John Stone

Fulton Hogan hit back hard to take the trophy home from the Contractors for Charity Boxing Fight Night, claiming it by seven wins to four.

While the result is just a bit of fun, no doubt there will be bragging rights attached as organisers look to meet up this week to find out how much money was raised for the Choose Life Suicide Prevention charity.

Downers' Brad Flower said the event on Saturday night was well attended and he hoped for a good monetary reward for the charity.

Flower admitted he felt very average after fighting Institute of Quarrying's Jason Hinton.

"I feel like I've been in a car accident. [This year was] a lot harder than the first time, last time I knocked the guy over in the first three minutes but this was much harder.

"[Hinton] said he enjoyed the night but wouldn't do it again. I've done it twice now but next year I'll just focus on organising it."

Flower said the Downers crew enjoyed the evening and the camaraderie in the buildup.

"We had a catch up [the Downers team], they thoroughly enjoyed it. Even the guys that lost [enjoyed it], because it's for a good cause and that camaraderie you get over those 10 weeks training.

"We're always opposition at the tender box, so you don't often get to socialise with them."

- NORTHERN ADVOCATE

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