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THE fifth chapter of the ongoing battle for
North King Country boxing supremacy is quickly
Battle of the Towns V is set to take place on
April 8 where first-time boxers from Te Kuiti and
Otorohanga duke it out for town pride.
Heading into round five, Otorohanga holds the
bragging rights with three wins to one.
King Country Boxing Club trainer and event
organiser Glenn Brightwell is now encouraging a
new list of recruits to sign up and hopes to attract
10 men and 10 women from each town.
To be held at the Les Munro Centre in Te
Kuiti, BOTT V is not only a chance for first-time
boxers to step into the ring but a large part of the
proceeds are also donated to charity.
The Altrusa International Club of Te Kuiti
has again been selected as the main benefactor.
Last year the club received $3000 from the
Altrusa president Elaine Duder says the club
greatly appreciates the funds which go towards
supporting numerous community projects with
a particular focus on student literacy and the
Waitomo Waipa Woman’s Refuge.
“We’re not a big organisation, and we don’t
have a lot of funds so the boxing event is a great
way to raise some money very quickly and we
make sure it all goes to good causes,” she says.
“ The ladies all enjoyed helping out on the night
and we very much appreciate the opportunity to
do it again.”
NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED
For those willing to take part inside the ring,
Brightwell says entrants must be King Country
residents, aged 18 years or over and have no fight
Those who sign up and pass a medical exam
will be put through their paces at Brightwell’s
Otorohanga gym in an eight-week pre-fight
challenge before stepping in the ring. To date,
more than 100 local people have made their
in-ring debuts at previous BOTT events. For
Team Otorohanga the first training session is on
February 6 with Team Te Kuiti’s on February 8.
“I’m glad that we’ve reached the fifth Battle
of the Towns, an event which has turned into a
really structured community fundraiser,” says
“It’s everyone’s chance to experience some-
thing new, but whatever motivates you whether
it’s pre-season training, a bucket list or just to get
fit, the main thing is knowing that your contrib-
uting directly to the community through raising
funds for Altrusa.”
Brightwell also plans to host a halftime auc-
tion at the event featuring donated works from
For more information about entering visit the
King Country Boxing Club Facebook page or
THIS week’s Otorohanga summer soccer
Thursday, February 2 – 5.45pm (field A)
Bevanz Electrical vs Giltrap AgriZone, (field
B) Darcy’s Raiders vs 100% Otorohanga,
(field C) OTC Rascals vs KCK Kitchens.
6.30pm (field A) Hobbs Transport Services
vs Smithy’s Nailers, (field B) Kiwitown
Electrical vs TV Connect, (field C)
Advantage Tyres vs Bailey Ingham.
7.15pm (field A) HMB/Weta vs PFC
United, (field B) Ryco 24.7 vs Action
Electrical Blues, (field C) Dental Surgery vs
TEAM Otorohanga successfully defended their Battle of the Towns boxing title against Te Kuiti
at the Les Munro Centre in April. This year’s event, BOTT V, takes place on April 8. PHOTO SUPPLIED
for the BOTT V
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