Nostalgia: Boxing tournament proved a real knock-out with sport’s Ipswich fans
PUBLISHED: 14:30 13 November 2019
Fighters went toe to toe in today’s gallery as we look back to when the ABA boxing championship took place in Ipswich with multiple bouts at different weights.
The hall was packed with supporters in 1991 as friends and family filled the arena cheering on the boxers in the ring.
The day featured fights at all weight classes from light to heavyweight and although the competitors wore head guards some still came away with more than a few marks.
The ABA Championships is now known as the England Boxing National Amateur Championships and is known as the premier boxing tournament which first took place in 1881.
Boxers from all over the country came to compete in the competition as the only stipulation for taking part was to be registered with a boxing club registered with England Boxing.
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