GALLERY: Ipswich Amateur Boxing Club stage charity gala night at Cameo Hotel

Ipswich Amateur Boxing Club Boxing Banquet at Cameo Hotel, Copdock
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Ipswich Amateur Boxing Club Boxing Banquet at Cameo Hotel, Copdock Ipswich Boxing Club - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Amateur Boxing Club put on another spectacular sell-out at Cameo Hotel on Friday, much to the delight of head coach Frannie Peake.

A total of 14 bouts were staged on the night with the host club’s Chris Gladding and Monjo Miah among the winners on the night.

Fellow Ipswich boys Dane Bentman, Curtis Walker and Luke Booth also put in encouraging performances, especially the latter who has struggled to be matched with an opponent in recent weeks.

Reflecting on the evening, veteran coach Peake, who has been running the charity event for more than half a century, said: “People were saying it was a fantastic night, the best yet, although I don’t know whether to believe them as they say the same thing every year!

“The highlight of the night was probably the match between Dane Bentman and Norwich’s Joel Sayer as they went for each other from start to finish.

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“There were a lot of other good bouts too, Chris Gladding put in a good performance, winning on points, while the boys who lost also did well.

“I would like to give a special mention for Luke Booth who will box anyone in the country but, aged 13, he is so hard to match in the 73kg class.”

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Peake added: “We have been running the show for over 50 years and while we have not got out total yet, we usually raise between £8,000 to £9,000.”

Gallery courtesy of Lucy Taylor.

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