Birtley boxing club are hosting a club show tonight (Friday October 25) at the Lancastrian Suite in Dunston, Gateshead (NE11 9JR). The Birtley squad, with GB and England boxers, will take on a team from Monkstown in Ireland. The doors open at 7pm, first bout at 8pm. GB boxer Thomas Hodgson will be in action, boxing for his home club. He spoke to Boxing News.
Looking forward to boxing on your club show?
Ireland have got a team coming over… I can’t really wait. They’re always electric. With all my friends and family coming, the turn out’s big. I’m boxing three weeks later as well in a tournament in Belarus so it’s all good prep for that really. It’ll be good to fight in front of friends and family who haven’t see us box locally since I don’t know when.
What kind of countries do you expect to be at the tournament in Belarus?
With the run up to Tokyo next year I’m thinking the best of the best really. Obviously the home country’s going to be there, Ukraine I think could be there. I’m not sure. I’m just doing my thing, being me. I’m just training, making sure I’m ready and focused on myself. I’m just making sure I’m 100% for when I go so I know I’ve got nothing to worry about.
Hopefully bring a nice gold back and then I’m boxing in December in the GB championships.