Electric atmosphere at big fight night

WELLS ABC have hailed their second boxing show in two years at Wookey Hole as a huge success.

There were coaches and boxers from as far away as Birmingham and St Pirans in Truro, who were boxing for the Western Counties 65kg-68kg novice title belt. Also in attendance and presenting the trophies to the boxers was Bristol world champion Glen Catley.

“An electric atmosphere was created by boxers and spectators alike,” said Wells coach Graham Kelly.

He said that the boxing show is important to the boxers and volunteer coaches as Wells ABC is a not-for-profit organisation charging minimal entrance fees of juniors at £2 and seniors £3 per session three times a week.

Wells boxing coaches

“The show is a way of making it possible for our ABA licensed boxers to have the opportunity to showcase while trying out the skills they have been taught at the club in front of a home crowd of friends and family,” he said.

“It also gives the opportunity to hopefully raise a few pounds to help upgrade and replace or repair the kit in the gym along with sharing a small amount with our partnered club the Overstrand Whale Boxing Club in the township of Hermanus in South Africa.

“All in all it was a good evening of amateur boxing and entertainment.”