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.”

For tickets go to the International Sports Shop or log on to PTIX.bm.