Boxing clubs keen on teaming up for sparring sessions
BOXING OFFICIALS at amateur boxing clubs in the area have planned a series of intensive sparring sessions around gyms in Portadown, Craigavon and Banbridge.
Team Enzo’s, Craigavon ABC and Banbridge ABC will each host a meeting and for further information contact Mike ‘Enzo’ Jefferson on 07754914778 or e-mail email@example.com.
“We all have the same aim, to basically get people involved in the sport,” said Team Enzo’s Mike Jefferson. “This opportunity will provide people who wish to compete in boxing to the highest levels of fitness and mastery with a platform.
“A problem traditionally is that each club’s in-house sparring centres on the same team of fighters.
“Having held talks with other clubs, we all agreed that, for the benefit of the sport in this area, the chance to pool together for sparring would provide a significant boost.
“If we combine our sparring then we can move all our fighters on to the next level at a faster rate.
“I feel the three clubs in question have potential internationals on the books or future champions so this approach should help.
“We hope to finalise details over the next few weeks and sessions will be open to the public, with a door charge in place, to give everyone an opportunity to see the hard work.
“The door fees will go back into the clubs so we consider the idea something to boost all concerned.”
Tickets remain on sale for the Friday Night Fights in Banbridge’s Belmont Hotel on February 16.
Leading andalso k1 fighters and kickboxers will be on the bill.
“It should be a great night,” said Jefferson. “The big difference between the two disciplines is that andalso k1 permits use of the knees.
“The ‘k’ stands for kakutougi, the Japanese term for combat sports, with the ‘1’ representative of how the form started with a single weight class.”
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