Boxing Rebellion, an Australian boxing competition, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
The event has been held in Sydney since the 1970s and was one of the first Australian events to feature an international field.
Nate Robinson, who is the current president of the event, said the sport was an exciting thing to have in the country and he was looking forward to its 25-year anniversary.
“It’s an exciting time in Australia,” he said.
“It was very much a part of our community in those early days, and I think it’s an honour to celebrate that now.”
He said the tournament was also a way for Australians to celebrate their independence and to “raise awareness” of Australia’s history.
The inaugural boxing tournament was organised in 1969 and was held every two years until 1981.
The tournament is now held in every major city in Australia.
It is an event that attracts hundreds of thousands of people from all over the country.
Robinson said the event had a “cultural resonance” and “crowds of people” would be attending the event in Sydney.
“The whole event is very much rooted in a place where people from different backgrounds come together, and it’s just a really special event,” he told ABC News Breakfast.
He described the event as a “great tribute” to the men and women of the military.
“I think the biggest thing about it is that we have a lot of great Australians who’ve done something amazing for this country, who have fought for the country, and have been the cause of so much for this nation,” he added.