Boxing club hosts a feast of St George’s fighting action

David Archer, chairman of the Multi Agency Crime Prevention Initiative (MACPI Alnwick), and Martin O'Hanlon, MACPI Alnwick treasurer, present the cheque to Alnwick Amateur Boxing Club.
David Archer, chairman of the Multi Agency Crime Prevention Initiative (MACPI Alnwick), and Martin O'Hanlon, MACPI Alnwick treasurer, present the cheque to Alnwick Amateur Boxing Club.

A night of fight action is on the cards as a north Northumberland boxing club hosts its home show.

Alnwick Amateur Boxing Club is holding the showcase in Alnwick Garden’s Pavilion.

The Punch Up In The Pavilion event will take place on St George’s Day, Wednesday, April 23.

It will feature boxers from the club and comes on the back of the organisation’s first home show last year, which was held in Alnwick Castle’s Guest Hall.

Club chairman Gary Pattinson said: “The show is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate St George’s Day?

“It will be great for people to show their support to the town’s young boxers and it promises to top last year’s home-show success.

“The event is key for sustaining the club financially.”

In the run-up to the show, club boxer Shea ‘The Celtic Kid’ McNeill tasted victory in a recent bout.

Fighting at Seaton Delaval on The Empire School of Boxing Home Show, The Celtic Kid fought David Cram from Bilton Hall ABC.

Shea boxed beautifully, dominating each round from the bell and taking a unanimous decision.

Gary added: “Shea is now showing his potential and the performance will hopefully see Shea going from strength to strength.

“The performance is great build-up for Shea and Alnwick Amateur Boxing Club in preparation for our upcoming home show.”