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

PUBLISHED: 07:00 29 May 2017

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

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

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

Two fighters managing to slip out of reach of their opponentTwo fighters managing to slip out of reach of their opponent

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.

Competitors in amateur boxing are typically judged on the amount of contact made, rather than the severity of injuriesCompetitors in amateur boxing are typically judged on the amount of contact made, rather than the severity of injuries

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.

Time out inbetween rounds for the fighters to get advice from their trainersTime out inbetween rounds for the fighters to get advice from their trainers

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.

Fighters ready for battle in the Eastern Counties Boxing ChampionshipsFighters ready for battle in the Eastern Counties Boxing Championships

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

The Eastern Counties Boxing Championships at the Corn Exchange, Ipswich, in 1976The Eastern Counties Boxing Championships at the Corn Exchange, Ipswich, in 1976

Let us know by emailing our picture desk.


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