Another knockout evening at RAF base as boxers raise charity cash

RAF Boulmer's SAC Tom Quiney v SAC Mike McGarr, RAF Regiment.
RAF Boulmer's SAC Tom Quiney v SAC Mike McGarr, RAF Regiment.

RAF Boulmer hosted its second charity boxing evening in fine style when RAF personnel, their families, friends and supporters welcomed RAF and local amateur boxers for an exciting evening.

The sports hall was completely transformed into an impressive boxing arena and Las Vegas-style casino and guests enjoyed a three-course meal before enjoying bouts featuring fighters from RAF Boulmer, RAF Scampton, the RAF Regiment and Darlington Amateur Boxing Club.

The first bout was the debut fight for RAF Boulmer’s SAC Tom Quiney, who only took up the sport about six months ago, against SAC Mike McGarr of the RAF Regiment.

SAC Quiney tried everything to win in front of his home crowd, but in the end SAC McGarr’s experience proved the difference and he won the bout after the fight was stopped in the third round.

The main event of the evening was the bout between RAF Scampton’s SAC Adam Watson, currently the Combined Services Champion and Darlington’s Troy Williams, currently the number two in Great Britain.

An explosive bout ensued which was won by Troy following a split decision, earning him the Boxer of the Night trophy.

Event organiser, Corporal Alannah Enright said: “Organising the evening has been a team effort and would not have been possible without the tireless work of the committee over several weeks, and the volunteers who assisted on the night.

“A special thank-you must go to Corporal ‘Jock’ Enright for overcoming the late-notice boxing withdrawals and still making the boxing a huge success.”

The event raised £1,322.46 for the Station’s charities, which include St Oswald’s Hospice, the RAF Benevolent Fund and the Boulmer Volunteer Lifeboat. Sponsors Pinpoint Recruitment and the White Swan Hotel, Alnwick, were thanked.