Young stars come to the fore at annual boxing show

Rotary Club of Huntingdon Cromwell with Cambridgshire Constabulary Amateur Boxing Club, dinner and b

Rotary Club of Huntingdon Cromwell with Cambridgshire Constabulary Amateur Boxing Club, dinner and boxing tournament, (l-r) Brady Cronin, and John Cunningham, - Credit: Archant

A host of top young boxers from clubs across the region were on show at the Rotary Club of Huntingdon Cromwell’s annual boxing and dinner show.

The event, which took place on Friday, was held at the Burgess Hall, in St Ives, and saw a host of fighters, ranging in age from 10 up to 25, climb between the ropes for a night of competitive boxing.

The night was supported by Cambridgeshire Constabulary Amateur Boxing Club (CAMPOL), based in Huntingdon, and Peterborough Police Boxing Club.

There were four inter-club bouts between fighters from the two host clubs before the hosts took on boxers from clubs including Stevenage, St Neots-based Saints, All Comers, Linford, and Bracebridge.

Chris Baker, of Peterborough Police Boxing Club, said: “We thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Everything ran smoothly, there was a really good atmosphere and it was good chance for the young lads to get some experience.”


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All ABA officials, including doctor, judges and referees, volunteered their time for the evening.

The event raised hundreds of pounds for charities supported by the Rotary Club and for the CAMPOL Boxing Club, which is run by Mick Taylor.

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