Boxing
Pardoe set to top the bill

By Jamie Arrowsmith Monday 08 October 2012 Updated: 11/10 17:05

DROITWICH Amateur Boxing Club's Michael 'Buller' Pardoe will top the bill at his club's Dinner Tournament at the Chateau Impney Hotel on Friday, October 19.

Current Midlands Welterweight Champion Pardoe, who has recently been crowned Wychavon Sports Personality of the Year, will take on Stoke's Nathan Heaney, a veteran of over 70 contests, in what promises to be a thrilling battle.

The tournament is being staged by Droitwich Amateur Boxing Club with the support of the Rotary Club of Droitwich Spa and is to raise funds for their New Building Appeal.

The club is having to move from its present premises where it has been based for the past 30 years and is raising funds for a new purpose-built gym on the King George’s Playing Fields site.

Other Droitwich senior boxers featured on the night will include Aaron Beckford, 25, Anthony Badams, 26, and Shawn Hewlett, 17. Midlands Schools Champion Mikey O’Toole, 14, heads up a cast of promising juniors.

“It is early in the season to be holding a home tournament,” commented secretary Chris Andrews.

"But the boxers are up for it and we are praying for a sell-out crowd. Unfortunately star prospects Scott Kirby and Harry Butler are tied up in Championships and may not be boxing, but it will give some of the club’s less experienced members an opportunity.”

Tickets, which include a three-course meal, a comedian, eight to ten bouts and a band, cost £35 each (tables are available for six to ten persons) and can be obtained from Chris on 07961 375903 or chris@dabco.demon.co.uk. Admission to the boxing only, will be available on the night at £10 per person.

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