Speirs faces Huber to headline fight card
You can still call it Thomas Speirs’ first bout since turning pro.
But however the 22-year-old Prince George product fares in the ring this weekend, the outcome won’t be recorded as a professional fight.
Speirs was originally preparing to box in a match consisting of four three-minute rounds. Since plans have changed, he’s getting ready for a tilt featuring five two-minute rounds.
Ken Huber of Kamloops represents Speirs’ opponent. The pugilists will exchange blows in the main event of a Spruce Capital Warriors card, a cruiserweight match (under 200 pounds).
The competition is scheduled for Saturday evening, 7 p.m. at the Roll-A-Dome.
This won’t be like past Warriors’ events. Saturday marks Spruce Capital’s first card as members of Combsport (The British Columbia Combative Sports Association).
Ten fights are in the lineup, six which will be professional style four-round tilts. The other three will be three-round Olympic style amateur matches.
Warriors head coach Wayne Sponagle noted that ticket sales have gone well. As of Wednesday, most of the 150 ringside tickets had been sold, but there were plenty of rush seats available. Prices are $40 for ringside and $20 for rush. The club is also offering 200 table seats at $30 each.
Tickets are available at Prince George 24 Hour Fitness, the Roll-A-Dome, Rocky Mountain Fitness and the Westwood Sports Pub. They’ll also be sold at the door.
For ticket information, contact promoter Bruno Selegari at 250-613-7511.
This summer will be another busy one for baseball in Prince George.
In addition to the 2013 World Baseball Challenge, the city will play host to the B.C. Minor Baseball Association Peewee AAA provincials from Aug. 8 to 11 (rain date on Aug. 12).
The peewee provincials will unfold at Volunteer Park in the Hart. The event will feature top 11- and 12-year-old players in B.C., with 10 teams expected to compete.
For the WBC, the youth competition offers another exciting event its organizing committee can work with.
It’s that time of year again.
While snow is still prevalent throughout the city, spring sports seasons are just around the corner.
Active Living Market is this weekend in Pine Centre Mall. Representatives from different sports leagues will have tables set up in the mall to take registration for the 2013 season.
The event will run on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.