FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1: Organisers are expecting a last-minute dash for tickets but warned punters to hurry as they fully expect a sellout.

A small number of seats remain for latecomers to Fight Night 15: The Rematch as anticipation builds ahead of the second instalment of tear-ups between home favourite Teresa Perozzi and her undefeated American opponent Tori Nelson for the WBC World Middleweight Boxing Championship.

The duo — ranked three and two in the world respectively — top a nine-bout all-boxing card which features a number of amateur fights.

An event spokesperson said: “Teresa is a big draw and has got lots of support in the community. People are very excited to see her. 

“She’s been ready to go for a while — we’ll see on Saturday. Hopefully she’ll do better than the draw last time out.

“They are respectful and even in October there wasn’t a lot of trash talking — they were happy to let their boxing do the talking.

“But I think some words were taking out of context by them after the last fight. You can feel this time, and especially in the last couple of days, they has been a fair amount of trash talking that they didn’t show before.

“But they’re fighters, they’re boxers, they’re aggressive and they have a desire to win, so it’s going to come out.”

The first fight gets under way at 8pm with the doors opening at 7pm, and the Teachers’ Rugby’s-organised event promises a full-on night’s entertainment.

The spokesperson added:  “We’ve got nine other bouts, so it’s a long night but a lot of fun.  It’s not something that happens that much in Bermuda — once or twice a year — and Bermudians are big boxing fans. We’ve also flown in some guys from overseas to give our home guys a run for their money. Teachers have organized it for many years and people know the quality and know what they are going to get.”

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