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Boxing night at centre in town is another sporting success

Dozens of boxers kept a large crowd enthralled as a Bognor Regis venue staged its second night of bouts.

 

A total of 17 contests organised by the Ockley ABC ensured the event on Saturday was another success.

 

It took place at the Jeneses Arts Centre, in Linden Road, which is owned by Barry and Jenny Jones.

 

Mrs Jones said: “The night went pretty well. The boxers came from all over the south-east. There were a lot from the Ockley club taking part – and many of them won their bouts.”

 

About 200 spectators turned up for the boxing. It began with the younger boxers, including two girls who fought each other, and progressed to the older boys.

 

It followed the good reception given to the centre’s initial boxing night last February.

 

“We are learning each time,” said Mrs Jones. “We were better organised on Saturday than we were on the first night.

 

“Most of the spectators were sitting down with a few standing at the back.

 

“I am sure there will be another night of boxing but I have not got a date yet.

 

“It has to be sanctioned by the boxing authorities.”

 

As reported, Ockley ABC – founded by Faz Chitima, has been based at the centre since last autumn.

 

Its members train in the centre’s middle hall, its largest space apart from the former worship area of the church which used to occupy the building.

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