Napier hits double as NI fight it out with US
Lewis Napier will complete a special double at a big international boxing bill at Titanic Belfast tonight.
A team from Northern Ireland will take on an American team selected from clubs in the Washington DC area in the eighth annual Belfast-Beltway Boxing Classic - and Napier will achieve the distinction of having fought in the event on both sides of the Atlantic.
Napier said he has found the experience "simply awesome", adding: "I have made many friends and also have amazing memories."
The event will feature a total of 10 three-round fights in front of hundreds of spectators.
Guests will be served a sumptuous meal as part of a fund-raiser to benefit the young fighters from both cities, providing equipment and a range of activities such as after-school programs.
The Belfast-Beltway Boxing Project was launched in Washington DC as a charitable initiative dedicated to providing support for youth from deprived areas.
Those with key roles in tonight's event include Matt Higgins, Chair of the Belfast Board, Brendan Lowe of Holy Trinity Boxing Club in Belfast and Alan Martin from the Scorpion Boxing Club in Ballymoney.
The action starts at 7pm.