THEY’VE been a big part of the community in recent years, but Saturday night will see Bathurst experience its final charity boxing night.
Dreamtime Sports Academy owner and event promoter Nathan Swadling said there will be 14 bouts at Bathurst Showground, featuring a number of local boxers.
Some are regulars at the boxing nights, others are about to step into the ring for their first fight.
“I think a lot of people are coming to see most of the locals, certainly Luke Bennett, Sam Mulley and Mitch Stevens,” Mr Swadling said.
“Mitch Stevens is having the biggest fight of his life. The guy he is taking on is a five-time Australian champion and a state champion.”
Other local boxers include Cody Young, who works at Vivability, and Ben Jensen, from Jack Duggans.
There are still tickets remaining, which can be purchased from the door on the night.
Gates open at 5pm.
“The venue fills up at 600, so when we hit the number we’ve got to stop selling,” Mr Swadling said.
Bathurst’s boxing nights have been able to raise thousands of dollars for charities since the first one in 2014.
This time, proceeds made will support Dream Wild, a charity that helps children who have been victims of domestic violence.
Mr Swadling hopes people will come out to support the event one final time.
“We’ve done a lot for charity. It would be great to see a big turn out to farewell that aspect of Bathurst,” he said.
“It would be really great to see the community come out and support us for the final time.”
For more information about the boxing night, visit www.www.facebook.com/Dreamtime-Sports-Academy.