Dinner, Dessert and Boxing!
Attleborough Boxing Club treated their supporters to a slap up feast and a display of incredible boxing that certainly wet the appetite at their 2nd annual dinner show held at Wymondham Rugby Club. All the light and glamour of a professional show were packed into a huge marquee, a stage fit for the great Muhammad Ali was the nights attraction for the amateur club’s hard working and incredible talented youngsters to show off their skills.
Whilst the ……. diners tucked into thier cheese and biscuits ABC’s Hopey Price and Maldon’s Harvey Brooks kicked off the night with the first skills bout of the evening. Both Lads working hard pleasing the eager crowd. Harry King Tomlin didn’t disappoint in his skills bout against Norwich City’s Kody Bowden, both boys showing a lot of determination. The lady’s were represented as ABC’s Isabelle Price put on a great show against Boston’s Rochelle Forcargue. Finally Corbin Sewell completed the skills bout’s showing great heart against opponent Dylan Warner of New Saints.
ABC’s Paul Taylor Willet in the first competitive bout of the evening ……. on a …….. decision against Bridgewater’s Sam Moran. Charlie Connaughton excited the crowd scooping up a …….. win against Boston’s Kain Penn. Recently crowned …….. Devon Lockwood earned a well deserved win against Boston’s Dylan Robinson. Norseman’s Louis Thomas showed great heart winning his bout on a …… decision against Colchester’s Louis Hudson. Islington’s Mo Gharib outclassed Kingfisher’s Henry Potter throughout all 3 rounds to gain a well deserved win. Rhys parks took on Aylsham’s Luke Roberts, Roberts made a comeback in the 2nd round after losing the 1st but Parks proved too much for him as he clinched the 3rd round and win on a split decision.
Clarl Bevan took on a tough opponent in Islington’s Bryan Cox. Bevan showed great determination after taking 2 standing 8 counts in the 2nd round, he battled through to the final Bell. Unanimous decision given to Cox. Ray Firth entered the ring to rapturous support. After a fairly slow paced 1st and 2nd round from both boxers, Firth really stepped up the pace in the 3rd resulting in a standing 8 count for opponent Aiden Cope of Trumpington and a unanimous decision win for the home boxer. As the senior contests continued Kingsheath’s Noel Smith clinched a split decision win over Bridgewater’s Bradley Rae in a very close fought bout and Norwich City’s Liam Goddard gained a unanimous win over Northampton’s Alex Penell. Kriss Montegriffo did Bridgewater proud, after the ref gave opponent Henry Martin of Mouldon a standing 8 count in the 3rd round Montegriffo finished the job causing the ref to step in and stop the contest. Win to Montegriffo by way of TKO. The night certainly finished with a bang as talented local Thetford based rapper Ricco took to the stage performing his own rap as both boxers entered the ring. Attleborough Boxing Club’s Ewortise Arenyeka took on Harrow’s Daniel Mcgreal. Tremendous support for Ewortise as he entertained the crowd with a mixture of talent and antiques controlling each round to gain yet another unanimous win for the innovative club.
The Club would like to sincerely thank all of the coaches and boxers that travelled from across the country to compete. All of the officials, volunteers and sponsors that gave up their time to make this all possible and special thanks also to each of our guests for making the night so great and being here to support us. Hope to see you all at our next show on March ……. at Connaught Hall.