THE CHARTER OF TGW & SMITHY’S PROMOTIONS IS TO BRING THE BIG FIGHTS.
That’s exactly what has happened over the last five years as the team has promoted 14 shows in Tooowoomba – with number 15 just next week, as well as cards on the Gold Coast and played the role of match maker for numerous fights all over the World.
This year alone TGW & Smithy’s Promotions boxers have competed in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and China.
The team is headed by Brendon Smith, a world renowned trainer, promoter and manager. With him is his sister Tressa, his son Tanner, Joel Stower and James O’Shea.
“When you look at what this team has achieved it’s incredible,” Tressa Lindenberg said.
“Brendon is the driver of all of this and his passion, enthusiasm and love for it is infectious and that’s what makes this company what it is.
“When you look at the TGW & Smithy’s Promotions brand and what its delivered it’s incredible.
“The charter is to bring big fights to Toowoomba for the loyal fan base, promote our city and help local boxers reach their goals.
“We’ve hosted Queensland titles, Australian titles, regional titles and World titles right here in our own city.
“On the 25th we create history again with the first ever Commonwealth title bout ever to be staged here in Toowoomba.
“We hosted the rematch of Graeme Earl vs Michael Katsidis – the first fight was dubbed fight of the year in England and was also awarded round of the year and has been nominated for round of the century.
“Earlier this year we hosted New South Wales State of Origin captain and undefeated heavyweight boxer Paul Gallen when he re-matched Herman Ene-Purcell.
“It can’t be understated the magnitude of events like this in Toowoomba.
“It’s bringing the World to Toowoomba and the way we see it – Toowoomba deserves that.”
The brand extends beyond just Toowoomba. Brendon Smith’s extensive contacts and standing in World boxing has seen him called on as a match maker for numerous fights across the globe. This year alone he matched three of the bouts on the five bout WBA World title card in China as well as countless matches across Australasia, Africa, Japan, Thailand, Germany and the United States.
“I’m lucky enough to have numerous match making partners across the World,” Brendon Smith said.
“I have partners in South Africa, Thailand, China and Japan so its an extensive contact base for matching bouts across the globe.
“It helps provide better opportunities for not only our fighters under the TGW & Smithy’s Promotions banner but also for any promoters across the World.
“We spread our message world wide.
“When we issue press releases they go to the top boxing websites and writers all over the World.
“The best part about that – it helps promote out home city of Toowoomba.
“That’s a big part about what we do.”
Brendon Smith rates his team as the best in Australia.
“We have the best team in the country,” Smith said.
“I say that respectfully because so many other promotional companies do great jobs as well.
“But we have a team with an amazingly talented videographer, the best ring announcer in the country, a budding legal student and the best events director you will find anywhere.
“No one has titles, we all just do it together.
“We all work together harmoniously and passionately to deliver the best product we can.
“I’m really proud of what we do here and really excited to deliver a product like a Commonwealth title on November 25.
“The support of fans and sponsors is incredible.
“Enjoy the ride, because we’re not going anywhere – we are in this for the long haul and plan on delivering the big fights to Toowoomba and matching fights across the World for years to come.”
SAVE THE DATE NOV 25. TGW & SMITHY BRING THE BIG FIGHTS 15. GEORGE VS HAMMOND: Commonwealth Title.
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