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Boxing show goes on at Bridport
THE Bridport Boxing Club Tournament survived the adverse weather and was branded a huge success by head coach Alan Slaney.
The wet weather over the weekend stopped many clubs from travelling to the event but thanks to the help of some “fantastic friends” the evening did not suffer and there was a packed house in attendance.
Slaney said: “We had 13 bouts in the end and they were all very good.
“A lot of the clubs from further afield could not travel due to the weather but I have some very good friends and they all helped out.
“They were all fantastic on the day and I would like to say a huge thank you to each and every one of them for helping make the evening such a huge success.”
Commenting further, Slaney added: “It was packed and it was just great to see so many people turn out.
“Four Bridport boxers took part and they were Lucian Sherwood, Joe Nowell, Jack Chatham and Sy Storey, and although they were all defeated, they tried their best and did what they could.
“Weymouth ABC and the club at Poole also helped us out big time and considering the problems caused by the lousy weather, I could not have been happier with how everything it went.”
Weymouth’s Chloe Le Page defeated Sturminster Newton’s Bella Murphy at the event which also saw Bridport’s Polish fighter, Wojgiech Wlizlo, pick up the Brian Richards Memorial Belt.