HOMETOWN support will be a key factor for Eaglehawk’s Hugh Trigg in this Saturday night’s boxing bout at Truscott Reserve in California Gully.
Trigg will contest one of the feature events on the 12-bout card.
The cruiserweight has put in many months training at Pianto’s Boxing Academy in Kangaroo Flat.
“Hugh is progressing really well in the lead-up to Saturday’s tourmanemt,” Pianto said yesterday.
“Sparring with Justin Whitehead, a Commonwealth Games super heavyweight boxer and national titleholder has helped Hugh a lot.”
The long-time trainer said Trigg’s footwork had improved dramatically. “So much in training and competition depends on workrate,” said Pianto.
“Hugh’s willingness to work hard has really lifted. He faces a tough challenge against an opponent who has had at least 10 bouts.”
Saturday night’s card features Castlemaine’s Jason Chislett in the 54kg division.
Benalla brothers Iggy and Zed Harrington will compete.
Tickets for Saturday’s show are $20 and available at the door. Tables of 10 are available at a cost of $500 and can be booked by phoning Pianto on 0401 306 308.