Shaun Roy, owner of the Seaside Boxing Club, is putting on his third live amateur boxing event on Oct. 5. At the Liverpool Firehall.
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Greg Oickle and Danny Wong in trainer, Shaun Roy’s gym. The two men are competing in a event Roy has organized in Liverpool on Oct. 5.
The “War on the Shore” event will feature two of Roy’s students, welterweight Greg Oickle and heavyweight Danny Wong. Boxers are coming from across the Atlantic provinces, including Newfoundland and New Brunswick, to compete.
The last event also featured a team from Newfoundland, and the event took in over 300 spectators.
“The fans loved it and after the show they (were asking) when are you doing another one? We want another one,” says Roy.
There are 12 scheduled matches with all weight classes included. The matches will also include a match between two women.
Dr. David Gunn is the attending doctor for the event.
“If it wasn’t for him, we wouldn’t be having a show,” says Roy.
Roy says it can be very hard to find doctors who will attend the matches to give pre-match medical exams and to attend boxers after. In appreciation of Dr. Gunn, Roy is donating a percentage of the proceeds of the event to the Queens Skate Park Association.
Oickle, 19, is excited to compete. This will be his first hometown competition. He was unable to compete last year because he was too new to the sport. This is his eighth fight.
“I’m pumped,” says Oickle.
Wong, 31, is also excited to compete in front of a hometown crowd. He’s been boxing for around a decade. Last year was the first time he had competed in a few years.
“When you’re fighting at home in front of your hometown, you can’t beat that, it’s pressure, it’s excitement, it’s everything all in one, it’s a wicked feelings,” says Wong.
The event is on Oct. 5, doors open at 6 p.m. and the matches begin at 7 p.m. General admission is $15 per person.
For more information contact Shaun Roy at 356-2536.