The Plex has been hosting boxing matches the last Thursday of every month for five years. If you haven’t witnessed a live boxing rout, what are you waiting for? The intimate N. Chuck venue lets you feel the power of the punches, and Moultrie “Mooch” Witherspoon should be throwing some big ones. The 6-foot-6-inch Columbia heavyweight will fight, and so will crowd favorite Josh Green, an up-and-coming 19-year-old heavyweight from Clover, S.C. Ringside tickets are $50 and general admission is $20. Call 217-8500 or visit www.etix.com. The first bell is at 8 p.m. —Stephanie Barna


In their first year of existence, the College of Charleston surf team won the East Coast Collegiate Championship at the National Scholastic Surfing Association’s East Coast Championships on April 14 in San Sebastian Inlet, Fla. “We pretty much annihilated the team that came in second, and they got seventh at nationals last year,” said team member Dean Jackson. The group of 12 surfers is the first non-Florida team to ever win the contest, and they’re now qualified for the National Championship, to be held June 20-23 in Orange Beach, Calif. —Stratton Lawrence


Charleston will host South Carolina Swimming’s “Swimposium” this weekend, April 27-28, featuring three-time U.S. National Champion Robert Margalis. Young swimmers clinics will run 7-11 a.m. for swimmers over 13, and noon-3 p.m. for the kids 13 and under. National Team coach Bob Gillette will host coaches’ seminars on Fri. evening and Sat. morning at the Wingate Inn in North Charleston. Seminars and clinics are free for USA Swimming members and $30 for nonmembers. During the clinics, parents can attend a presentation called “How to Raise a Happy Swimmer While Maintaining your Own Sanity.” Tip one: Hire a driver to take your kid to 5 a.m. practice. See www.sc-swimming.org to register. —SL


The National Physique Committee (NPC) hosts their 2007 JR USA Bodybuilding, Fitness, and Figure Championships at the North Charleston Coliseum this Sat., April 28. Super-buff kids will show off their frighteningly sculpted bodies as they compete for the chance to be the toughest mutha’ in class. Tickets are $35 general admission or $50 for reserved seats. See http://npcjrusa.com for more. —SL

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