When the First Floor Club hosted boxing matches

Boxing match at the First Floor Club in Ipswich, January 1981 Picture: ARCHANT

Boxing match at the First Floor Club in Ipswich, January 1981 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

The First Floor Club in Tacket Street, Ipswich, was one of the premier nightclubbing spots in the town in the 1970s and 1980s.

A boxer takes a left hook at his opponent Picture: ARCHANT

A boxer takes a left hook at his opponent Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

It staged various kinds entertainment during its lifetime and was a popular spot for businesses and clubs to hold events.

Opponent puts his gloves up in defence at the current dominating opponent Picture: ARCHANT

Opponent puts his gloves up in defence at the current dominating opponent Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

The club was owned by local businessman Ken Bean at the time. Subsequently it changed hands before it had a renaissance in the 2000s as Fire & Ice, with that club eventually closing in 2010.

Team talk from the player's coach in between rounds Picture: ARCHANT

Team talk from the player's coach in between rounds Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Since then its upper floors have been converted into smart town centre homes.

View of the action from the side of the ring Picture: ARCHANT

View of the action from the side of the ring Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

In January 1981 though the First Floor Club was hosting a boxing evening – with a series of bouts entertaining a crowd of enthusiasts.

Opponent swings for his opposition Picture: ARCHANT

Opponent swings for his opposition Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Do you remember the evening? Were you one of the boxers taking part in the event or similar nights? To share your memories, contact Charlotte Bond via email

Boxers stare each other down as they are fully engrossed in the fight Picture: ARCHANT

Boxers stare each other down as they are fully engrossed in the fight Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant


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