Dreams will be made and careers could be put to bed.
That is how serious this weekend’s fight night at the Crossing Theatre is being taken by the pro boxers featuring on the event card.
Two World Boxing Association (WBA) title belts are up for grabs on the Saturday night.
Olympic boxer turned-professional gloveman, Cameron Hammond, is putting his WBA Oceania welterweight title on the line.
The 25-year-old, who is born and bred in Moree, will go toe-to-toe with Sydney’s Sedat Tasci.
Hammond is undefeated in 12
professional fights but will probably face his biggest challenge yet when he enters the Narrabri ring as the main event on Saturday evening.
Tasci, 30, has a rarely ventured outside the metro area for a bout, but the temptation of a WBA belt proved all too much to pass up.
Another interesting match-up on the night will be young gun Newcastle-based Kyron Dryden.
The 21-year-old welterweight has high aspirations of chasing a world title and will get his chance of a WBA Asian regional belt.
To do this he will need to go through Thailand’s Denkamon Pakdee Gym.
Denkamon, 28, has both age and more ring experience, going professional as an 18-year-old.
He holds an impressive 22 wins from 27 fights, with 13 knockouts.
Denkamon is one of two Thai fighters performing in front of the Narrabri crowd, with Apichat Koedchatturat the other foreigner, hoping to boost their credentials on the Australian boxing scene.
Other experienced fighters who should make for some excellent viewing, will be the Browne brothers.
Tommy, and younger brother, David Jr, have almost 60 fights between them and are well-known competitors on the local circuit.
They have drawn inexperienced pairing of Pramool Boonpak (1 win from 18 fights) and Tom Ford (7 wins from 13 fights).
Both reside in Sydney but have a Thai background.
Rounding out the night is little pocket-rocket Joebert Delos Reyes.
Reyes, originally from the Philippines, resides in the local area with his coach Richard Dumaluan.
They have taken a light approach to training in Narrabri this week in preparation for Saturday’s bout, drawing Brisbane-based Thai fighter Arnon Yuchareon.
Yuchareon’s 9 losses from 10 matches is something Reyes cannot afford to dwell on as he continues his rise to the top.
Should Reyes come out on top in his eight round match on Saturday night it should open doors for the 25-year-old to then make inroads on the wider Pan-Pacific trail.
Ticket sales to Saturday night’s event are quickly being snapped up by locals and out-of-towners this week in the lead up.
People are reminded that they could miss out altogether if they don’t act now to buy their tickets before Saturday.
Amongst those attending Narrabri’s boxing night of night’s will be special guest and Australian Boxing Hall of Fame Hector Thompson.
Thompson, 66, is a former Australian lightweight/welterweight champion, winning 73 of his 87