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Boxing: Newquay Lions show a big success

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: March 12, 2014

  • ON TARGET: Chris Tuson in the red from Torpoint and Darrel Grigg in the blue from Plymouth exchange punches to the head during Saturday's tournament at the Atlantic Hotel. Pictures by Terry Barnecutt.

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SOME of the South West's most talented amateur boxers descended on the Atlantic Hotel in Newquay for the The Lions' Club of Newquay and Cornwall Sporting Club's 42nd dinner boxing event.

While table numbers were down on previous years, the nine-bout event proved to be one of the most exciting The Lions have hosted.

Organiser Denis Dent said: "Every bout was hard fought, it was a terrific evening of amateur boxing."

The South West Area Schools' finals got the evening off to a spectacular start as some of the best young boxers went toe to toe in th ring.

After four thrilling bouts, the remaining five were match bouts as Cornwall's boxers faced clubs from outside the county.

As the evening came to a thrilling climax, spectators took part in an auction for various prizes.

Dent added: "A special thanks to Start & Co estate agents. Without their help the auction would certainly not have been possible."

The money raised from the evening was donated to the Cornwall ABA, which covers 14 clubs in the area, and The Lions Club of Newquay's Welfare Fund.

Dent added: "These funds are so important to us for all sorts of reasons.

"We are extremely grateful for all the support we have received."

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