TOOWOOMBA REGIONAL COUNCIL MAYOR PAUL ANTONIO HAS BACKED KRIS GEORGE’S BID to bring his Commonwealth Title mandatory defence to Toowoomba.
The Commonwealth Boxing Council has called for purse bids for a showdown between George, the reigning champion and mandatory challenger – England’s Larry Ekundayo.
George’s Promoter and Manager Brendon Smith confirmed today he is bidding strongly to bring the title defence to Toowoomba.
“100% we want this defence here in Toowoomba,” Smith said.
“Today we were invited to City Hall by the Mayor Paul Antonio.
“He’s behind our bid – that shows how serious we are about bringing it here and the level of support we have in our corner.
“My purse bid is in transit and we’re very confident and optimistic about winning the bid and hosting this fight right here in Toowoomba.”
Mayor Paul Antonio added.
“I would love to see this bout brought to Toowoomba,” Mayor Antonio said.
“Toowoomba is a region progressing rapidly and sports tourism is a major driver of our economy.
“The last Commonwealth title we had here in Toowoomba was fantastic so let’s bring another one here.
“Kris George is a great ambassador for our region and it would be great if his Commonwealth title defence is right here in Toowoomba.
“I’m right behind the push to have the bout here.”