Boxing show in Wymondham will attract hundreds

Attleborough Boxing Club members are getting ready for a "Glory Road" boxing show to take place on S

Attleborough Boxing Club members are getting ready for a "Glory Road" boxing show to take place on Saturday, May 14. From left, Bronson Blackwell, 11, Daelarrna Blackwell, 12, Levi Dennis, 16, Lewis Nagle, 15, Santiago Weaver, 16, Charlie Connaughton, 12, Harry Burst, 16. - Credit: Archant

Boxers are gearing up to step into the ring at a huge boxing event being planned for Wymondham.

The Attleborough Boxing Club is organising a 'Glory Road' boxing show with 20 bouts to take place in a marquee at the Wymondham Rugby Club on Saturday, May 14.

Club chairman Colin Kilby said there would be room for up to 700 spectators to watch junior and adult boxers from across the country duke it out.

He said: 'This will be the biggest show we've ever staged and there's going to be some great boxing. From the feedback we're getting it's going to be very busy.'

Spectators can either go for a sit-down dinner show from 6.30pm or just to watch the boxing starting at 8pm.

Mr Kilby said the show was also a way of saying thanks to everyone involved in the club, which started in 2008 and is run by volunteers.

He said it would be an unforgettable night for the club's boxers, especially the juniors, who were taking part.

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'This will be a totally new experience for a lot of them and they're quite excited by the thought of it. They get a massive buzz from going into a ring that size with an audience that big.'

Club member Charlie Connaughton, 12, said it would be his 10th competition. He said he was looking forward to taking part.

He said: 'There will be a big crowd and you really don't want to come out of there being second best.'

Fellow boxer Santiago Weaver, 16, said he was training five times a week for his bout in the 70kg class.

'I like competing and I like the discipline you get from boxing,' he said.

Dinner tickets are £48 and standing-only tickets are £12 from Attleborough's Rogers and Norton solicitors, Kissinger Estate Agents, from the club directly or on the door.

Call 01953 457329 or visit attleboroughboxingclub.co.uk for more details.

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