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Stamford ABC held a very succesful first ever fight night

Stamford ABC held a very succesful first ever fight night

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STAMFORD Amateur Boxing Club hosted a superb first show at The Deepings Lesiure Centre last Friday.

About 250 spectators watched fighters ranging from 12 to 23 years in age and saw victories for three of the five Stamford boxers.

Cath Green of Stamford ABC said: “The standard of boxing was of the highest level. All the Stamford boxers had been training hard for the last six weeks and that paid off.”

Stamford’s Craig Brewin, Joe Mitchell and Connor Moore all won with brave efforts from James Bull and Elliott Capper.

Two former Stamford boxers, Ted Middleton and Tony Greeves recounted their stories of boxing from more than 50 years ago.

Mrs Green added: “The club did Stamford proud. Many visitors did not even realise that Stamford had a boxing club and we hope to make a change to this and intend to have an open day during the close season to try to encourage more people to get fit and compete if they want.”

A raffle during the show raised £300 for injured Afghan veteran, Luke Morris.

Mrs Green thanked local buisnesses for their support.