TOE TO TOE: Laidley fighter Jackson ‘Dingo’ Kwast fights well against Gympie’s John Morris in the 49kg exhibition match during the Laidley Boxing Club’s fight night.
TOE TO TOE: Laidley fighter Jackson ‘Dingo’ Kwast fights well against Gympie’s John Morris in the 49kg exhibition match during the Laidley Boxing Club’s fight night. Tom Threadingham

Fight night is all right for Laidley

RIGHT from the first bell, Laidley were in for a fight.

The Laidley Boxing Club gloved up to host its annual fight night at the QN on Saturday with the community out in force to enjoy all the action.

More than 150 people were ringside as a range of local talent, aged 12-38, took to centre stage against competitors from as far away as Gympie and Chinchilla.

Laidley Boxing Club president Naomi O'Keeffe said it was a great opportunity for club members to get some experience in the ring and to fight on home turf.

"It's nice to do it in front of your own home crowd, you still get support at other events but not as much as in your home town," Mrs O'Keeffe said.

While a range of boxing bouts kept the crowd entertained through the night, a special charity exhibition fight helped to empty pockets for a good cause with money thrown into the ring for the Laidley Our Community Centre.

Naomi said the charity bout was a good chance to thank the community which had supported them on the night.

"I think the charity event went well and it's always a good thing that raises money for the local community," she said.

"That's always a highlight from the night just having people support us and for us to support them by putting on a charity bout."


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