MARCO POLO What means Night of Fights boxing gala organized by Confratellanza Italo-Canadese and NBBC?
Manny Sobral The ‘Night of Fights’ boxing gala means a lot in the history of Boxing in British Columbia. In 1982, George Angelomatis and Jack Duke of the famed Astoria Boxing Club organized the 1st of the dinner show at the Italian Cultural Center, which became an annual event for 28 consecutive years until George became ill in 2009. In 2010 & 2011, the event took a break; it was resurrected in 2012 by the Confratellanza Italo-Canadese and the North Burnaby Boxing Club, with the encouragement of the Honourable George Angelomatis. It is now our 6th year organizing the event, which makes it the longest running boxing event in Canadian boxing history at 34th annual events!!
MARCO POLO What made you decide to get into boxing?
MARCO POLO How do you pick opponents for your fighters?
MARCO POLO What are your thoughts of Vancouver as a fight city?
MARCO POLO What are your thoughts on the current gala?
MARCO POLO Could you give us any details on your next show, or is it still just in the early planning stages?
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Confratellanza Italo Canadese/NBBC Boxing night 2017
Prelims – 3 Rounds
Red Corner Blue Corner
Lightweight 135 lbs
Cody Lam VS Gavin Bisla
WINNER Gavin Bisla Unanimous decision
Welterweight 150 lbs
Filippos Liappas VS Steven Howard
NBBC MKBC – Kelowna
WINNER Fillipos Liappas Unanimous decision
Flyweight 100 lbs
Colton Osborne VS Matteo Rawlings
Diaz Combat Sports Kamloops Boxing
WINNER Colton Osborne Split decision
Middleweight 160 lbs
Mathew Pheonix VS Riley Farahkbachia
MKBC –Kelowna Gracie’s
WINNER Riley Farahkbachia KO Round 1
Lightweight 135 lbs
Jacob George VS Herman Chuex
WINNER Jacob George Split decision
Semi Main Event – Lightweight 135 lbs – 4 Rounds
Jeffery Brittanica VS Kyle Banks
Diaz Combat Sports MKBC –Kelowna
WINNER Kyle Banks TKO Round 1
Main Event – BC Middleweight Title 160 lbs – 5 Rounds
Marcus Davies VS Tyson Gemby
Sunshine Coast BC Gracie’s
WINNER Marcus Davies TKO Round 4