Members of our nations armed forces roll into the North East on Saturday ahead of the ABA senior novice championship pre-quarter final stage.
In what is expected to be a fantastic day of boxing at the Rainton Meadows Arena, Tyne, Tees and Wear boxers and fans will have the chance to pay respect to the brave men who fight for our country, but on Saturday it will be all about qualifying as many TTW boxers for the quarter final stage.
TTW will already have six boxers in the next stage after they received walkovers. They are class A: 51kg Kyle Stanforth (East Durham), 86kg Brian Little (Sunderland East End) and class B: 51kg Curtis Todd (Lambton Street), 54kg Jack Coglan (South Durham), 86kg Tom Riley (Wellington) and 91kg Elliot Crow (Wellington). Class B, Private Barry will also join them in the quarters as he too receives a walkover.
There are still 14 scheduled bouts to enjoy on the show though and the day promises to be a special boxing event.
The TTW boxers have enjoyed a very succesful year in ABA championships and will be hoping to continue that in this new season. However, they will be expecting tough competition from men in our combined services who are natural warriors and due to military training, will be definitely coming in with fantastic fitness levels.
TTW ABA official Davey Newth is urging fight fans to get along to the event on Saturday, saying:
“What better way to show your appreciation to the ‘heroes’ of the armed services than coming down to Rainton Meadows Arena to support the Servicemen of Combined Services Boxing Association against the tough warriors of the TTW ABA.
“Be proud to be British, be proud to support our servicemen, be proud to support TTW!”
Doors at the Rainton Meadows Arena open at 12:30pm with boxing due to start at 1pm. Tickets are available on the door for an incredible price of just £10 and the full bill is below.
54kg Chris Woods (Albert Hill) v PTE Chambers
60kg Tom Summerbell (Tootill-Abc TrimdonColliery) v SAC Grayson
63.5kg Darren Richardson (East Endboxing Sunderland) v MNE Dugan
67kg Jonathan Davies (Horden) v CPL Bird
71kg Daniel Charlton (Lambton St.) v SAC Stokes
75kg Keith Reay (East End) v PTE Steschov
81kg Danni Lay (Lambton St.) v PTE Hassel
91kg Clive Nembura (Cruddas Pk.) v SAC Proctor
91kg + Phil Tompson (East End) v CGT Hayden MC
60kg Brad Harris (Horden) v CPL Branch
63.5kg Aaron Camsell (Spennymoor) v SAC Hayes
67kg Callum Spoors (Lambton Street) v SPR Steadman
75kg Michael Tunstall (Plains Farm) v LCPL Bennison
81kg Dean Laing (Howdon) v LCPL Flyn