Boxing show to be held in Chatteris

By ADAM LAZZARI BOXING is back and plans have been made for a special open show to be held in Chatteris. It will be hosted by Chatteris ABC and held at Cromwell Community College on December 13. Chatteris boxing coach Paul Gill said: We re expecting th

By ADAM LAZZARI

BOXING is back and plans have been made for a special open show to be held in Chatteris.

It will be hosted by Chatteris ABC and held at Cromwell Community College on December 13.

Chatteris boxing coach Paul Gill said: "We're expecting there to be 15 bouts and it's set to be an excellent show.

"Boxers will be coming from all over the country and this is a really big event for the town."

Chatteris's England international Jordan Gill and Eastern Counties Light Heavyweight champion Chris Brown will both be on the bill and Jordan Tilsley, Richard Calaunan and Joseph Payne are all expected to represent the home club on the night.

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Gill is also making plans to line up a fight for Chatteris ABC's first ever female boxer, 13-year-old Katie McGovern, who featured on the front page of the Cambs Times last week.

He is also hoping to line up fights for boxers from March and Wisbech boxing clubs, including European champion Eli Frankham.

Gill said: "All of the Mid-Anglia clubs help each other out and I will do my best to ensure that boxers from March and Wisbech get fights."

It's been a busy summer for the Chatteris boxers.

They have been in at the club training three nights a week all summer, with no break from the end of the season.

Some have even been up to Sheffield to spar and train with former WBC world light-welterweight champion Junior Witter and current English light heavy-weight champion Danny McIntosh.

Gill said: "It went really well and was good for them I think my lads learned a lot from training with these guys."

Members of Chatteris ABC have also given demonstrations to the children's holiday club at the Glebelands Primary School in Chatteris and the Chatteris-based Come and Be Heard group for people with hearing difficulties.

Gill went to Buckingham Palace in July to receive an award from the Queen for services to boxing and youth development in Fenland and the boxers will also be getting involved with the Poppy Appeal next month.

Gill said: "I'm extremely grateful to everyone at Cromwell Community College for allowing us to hold this boxing show.

"I'm just trying to help youngsters become decent people and I'm glad that they understood that."

n Tickets for the open show are £30 with a three-course dinner and £10 without and are now available by calling 01354 693630.

Doors will open at 6.30pm and the first fight is due to be at 8pm.

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