Footballers' diving cup fans

THE four football codes will fight it out for supremacy at the Karma Boxing Gympie Fight Night this weekend.

AFL, soccer, rugby union and rugby league will battle it out in the ring for the Footballers' Cup to determine just which code belongs at the top.

It's a battle that is sure to divide loyalities among the boxing fans lining the ring to view the contest.

Karma Boxing event organiser Neil Harmon said it would be an extra treat for fans.

“It should be interesting,” he said. “It's just something else we are fitting into the night to make it enjoyable for spectators.”

Daniel Hawkins will represent rugby league, Glen Warren AFL and Tony Corbett soccer. A rugby union representative was being confirmed yesterday afternoon.

Harmon says the participants are taking it seriously, hitting the boxing gym to prepare and sharpen their skills.

“The boys are really motivated to do as well as they can - to put on a great show,” Harmon said.

“I think the public can be certain they will be able to witness some tough contests on the night.”

Hawkins was being put through his paces at the boxing gym nestled behind the Six Mile Oval yesterday.

Working up a lather of sweat, Hawkins exuded the professionalism of a seasoned boxer.

Gympie Times


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