Boxing club fights back from twin blows of fire and pandemic

Boxing club fights back from twin blows of fire and pandemic

by Henry James (May 2022)

BIRCH Green Amateur Boxing Club has overcome the blows of a major fire at its premises and the effects of the pandemic and it is set to hold an evening of boxing.

The event will take place at the Upholland Labour Club on Thursday, May 26 with 15 bouts, including ten boxers from the local area.

Doors will open at 7pm with the boxing starting at 7.30pm.

Colin Day, a coach and secretary of the boxing club, said: “Through hard work and determination of our coaching staff, we intend to put on our first boxing show on since recovering from the twin blows of the fire and the pandemic.

“The club was burnt down quite a few years ago and it has taken us a really long time to get back to where we were before the fire.

“After thinking we had got over the worst thing that could happen to us, the Covid pandemic then hit knocking us back for another two years, so it’s great to hold a boxing show again.

“The show will consist of 15 bouts, and will include 10 boxers who are local to the area. They will be from the ages of 10-22. It would be great to see the town come out and support our home grown boxers and see how we have progressed from nearly being closed down after the fire.

“We also want to thank our sponsors, without their help we would of struggled to have survived.

“The sponsors are: Skem Express Cars 50005; S&J Windows; Senors food truck; Floor depot NW; Callaborate living; Pampered & Polished; Myers Roofing; Team Drainage; and the O’Brien family.”

Doors will be open at 7pm and boxing starts at 7.30pm. Admission will be £10 and £5 for Under 16s. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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