BRIDPORT Amateur Boxing Club head coach Alan Slaney labelled the club’s annual show as “out of this world” after another successful night at Freshwater Holiday Park.

The West Dorset club played host to several visiting clubs and fighters, while four home fighters competed.

Spike Armstrong proved to be the strongest of the four, winning his bout and taking home the Brian Richards belt for ‘best Bridport boxer’.

Ben Pascoe, in his first bout, also emerged triumphant but there was a tight third-round loss for Shane Webb, while Blake Davies lost on points.

Speaking to the Bridport News, Slaney said: “It was absolutely superb, absolutely out of this world. Everybody was there, we had a hell of a lot and they all went home happy.

“I’m so grateful to a little place like Bridport, every person put themselves out to help out. It was a great night and people came out and already ordered their tables for next year.

“The teams that went down said they’d like to come back next year.”

Slaney also wished to show his gratitude to the army of volunteers.

He said: “Thank you to Kenny Brown the referee, he came all the way from Bath. Thank you to all the sponsors for the hard work they’ve done – without them we wouldn’t be there.

“And the officials. We’ve got some committee people that resigned because they’ve done over 20 years, they’ve been great servants to this club. Thanks to the wife as well!”

n Potential committee members should contact Slaney on 01308 425108