Liverpool's bid as the country's top boxing city is to be given a boost when the European Boxing Championships come to town (6th-15th November), breaking the event away from the continent for the first time in over 80 years.
The Championships, which is the highest competition for boxing amateurs in Europe, will be the biggest event in the sport since the Beijing Olympics and when the Finals are held in the Echo Arena it is likely to be the biggest boxing crowd that the city has ever seen. But how does it all work?
Unfortunately it is to late in the day to submit an application but the cream of European boxers will arrive in the city just in time for the fireworks on 5th November. It might be worth warning folks not to mess with anyone in the Adelphi over the next few weeks- it has proudly taken on the title of official Tournament Hotel.
The opening ceremony on the 6th will kick off the preliminary rounds, which will run for a week at the Greenbank Sports Academy. Separated in to no less than 11 weight categories ranging from 48 kgs to 91+ kgs, the boxers will participate in rounds, each intense bout consisting of 4 x 2 minute rounds.
Survival of the fittest, strongest or quickest will leave only an elite of boxing brutes left to step up at the Echo arena for the finals where amid the roar, you can expect medals, national anthems and flags to be the name of the game.
Here at Confidential, we've got our mitts on 4 pairs of tickets for Finals night at the arena (15th) and 4 tickets per day for the preliminary rounds at the Greenbank Academy (6th-13th).