Ready to rumble
By BRAD GREENSHIELDS
THE Coffs Ex-Services Club promises to be jumping on September 30 when it turns into the 'House of Stoush' for a full card of boxing including an Australian title bout.
Justin Clements will be fighting in the main event when he defends his Australian light heavyweight title against Victorian Tim 'The Tiger' Bell.
The champ has been working hard with trainer Terry Baff and can't wait to get out and put on a show in front of his home-town fans.
"This is a really big fight for me in front of my home crowd, so I'm really keen to put a really good show on," the 33 year-old said.
"Fighting in front of your home crowd's unbelievable," he said.
"The roar from them lifts you, it brings you from a six right up to a ten."
There have been good reports coming out of Victoria about Clement's opponent but the Coffs Harbour boxer knows that he has only limited knowledge about Bell.
"I don't know much," the champ admitted.
"Terry and I have been trying to find out stuff about him and then try to work on routines and different things.
"I saw a video tape of him and he's pretty good but I'm 33 now so I feel pretty confident about the fight."
Daniel Baff and Ricky Nelson are two local fighters who've had distinguished amateur careers but will this Friday be making their professional debuts.
"I'm very excited and I can't wait to get into it," admitted Nelson.
"It's a totally different game to the amateurs," Baff added.
"I'm really looking forward to it and I just hope the lot of us put on a good show."
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from the Ex-Services Club for $25 each.