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Chris Debono: In 'Boxers Prizenight Tournament'

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Local Boxing News: Ying Yang's Chris Debono In Malta's First 'Boxers Prizenight Tournament'

By Reuben Azzopardi

altOn the 11 of May - Chris Debono, a member of the Ying Yang Kickboxing club will take part in a boxing tournament between athletes from three different countries. The competition will be held in the Oracle Hall, at the Dolmen hotel, Qawra.

The tournament will be one with direct elimination, where the winning athlete will keep on fighting in order to get to the final. In total there will be 7 matches of three rounds of three minutes. The Boxer that manages to defeat all the others will go back home with a prize money

Chris Debono has been training with Master Noel Mercieca, the club's founder, for 17 years and has a Black Belt in Kickboxing. Debono started to train again in October 2011 after he stopped for 4 years. In December he took part in the competition Gladiators 2 against Tyrone Borg and for this match he had to go down from 100kg to 82kg.

The Maltese contingent will be made up of the athletes Chris Debono, Tyrone Borg and Dione Galea, while the other competitors will be one from Russia and four from England. This is the first time that in Malta is being organised a competition with direct elimination and a prize money, and all of this will happen in one night only.

Currently the preparations are on the way so that on the 9 th of June there will be the 3rd edition of Gladiators Night. For more information go to or contact Noel Mercieca on 79208283 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .