WORLD BOXING ASSOCIATION OCEANIA

WBA OCEANIA HONORARY PRESIDENT

Mr Gilberto Mendoza

WBA OCEANIA EXECUTIVE

President: Mr Francisco Martinez

Ratings Chairman & Treasurer : Mr Ferlin Marsh

International Co-Ordinator: Ms Lelagi Tavita

NEW 4,000 SEAT BOXING VENUE PLANNED FOR MELBOURNE BOXING

Australia’s leading promoter Brian Amatruda of Big Time Boxing has announced plans to convert an existing property in Melbourne’s inner western suburbs into a purpose built boxing venue after outgrowing his previous venue, the Melbourne Pavilion.

The property developer and promoter will continue to run the Melbourne Pavilion and rent it out to fellow promoters for smaller shows, but with his own shows regularly selling out in a matter of days he recognized the need to build a bigger facility to satisfy the increasing demand for live boxing in sports-mad Melbourne.

Over the last few years we have constantly sold all our shows out, so to show a commitment to the sport a new venue has been purchased being able to seat 4,000 plus people, Amatruda revealed on social media. The yet-to-be-named venue covers six acres of land on Geelong Road and will be the biggest privately-owned sporting venue in the country.

The Melbourne Pavilion has grown to become known as the home of boxing since its grand opening 12 years ago and has hosted some of the most memorable boxing event in this country over the past dozen years. The new venue will include onsite accommodation, permanent filming facilities, state of art change rooms and warm up areas, merchandise rooms, onsite parking and much, much more. Both venues are available for hire to other boxing promoters but are also designed for other multi-use requirements. The new venue is expected to open in at some stage in 2019.

We’re about to go the next level, said Amatruda.

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