Looking back to when the Eastern Counties Boxing Championship was held in Suffolk in 1976

The ring inside the Corn Exchange for the Eastern Counties Boxing Championships in 1976

The ring inside the Corn Exchange for the Eastern Counties Boxing Championships in 1976 - Credit: Archant

The Ipswich Corn Exchange, in Cornhill, plays host to a variety of events, and in 1976 it held the Eastern Counties Boxing Championship.

One fighter risked a right hook that left him open to a counter strike

One fighter risked a right hook that left him open to a counter strike - Credit: Archant

The grand hall was filled with a boxing ring, judges and a huge audience for an evening of high octane entertainment.

One fighter risked a right hook that left him open to a counter strike

One fighter risked a right hook that left him open to a counter strike - Credit: Archant

With multiple rounds throughout the evening there was plenty of action to be enjoyed and, as can be seen from some of our pictures, some hard punches coming in.

The ring inside the Corn Exchange for the Eastern Counties Boxing Championships in 1976

The ring inside the Corn Exchange for the Eastern Counties Boxing Championships in 1976 - Credit: Archant

Eastern Counties is part of the Amateur Boxing Association, and fighters came from all parts of the east of England to participate in the championship.

One fighter risked a right hook that left him open to a counter strike

One fighter risked a right hook that left him open to a counter strike - Credit: Archant

Protective headgear is worn, and amateur contests are typically judged on the amount of contact made rather than the extent of any injuries caused to your opponent.

One fighter risked a right hook that left him open to a counter strike

One fighter risked a right hook that left him open to a counter strike - Credit: Archant

Do you remember watching the Eastern Counties Boxing Championship, or were you one of the competitors in the ring in 1976?

One fighter risked a right hook that left him open to a counter strike

One fighter risked a right hook that left him open to a counter strike - Credit: Archant

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