Boxing night at Du Pont Club this Friday

The Du Pont Recreational and Social Club will be hosting a superb night of amateur boxing this Friday.

Charlie Nash.

Ring ABC joins forces with the recently established Rochester’s ABC to form the cross-community boxing team ‘Legenderry’ against an ‘Ulster Select’.

The Rosemount based club currently has former Irish International and elite champion, Roy Nash as head coach supported with Tony Smith and John McAnee.

The Rochester’s ABC is situated in the Ebrington Center and has been in operation for the past eight months under the auspices of club coaches Gary Martin, Nigel Hagon and Martin Mancini.

The Waterside based club have already successfully hosted the Derry & District Championships.

Both clubs are currently developing boxers at all age groups from 10-year-olds up to 30-years-old respectively. When both clubs join forces in team “Legenderry” it will mark the culmination of months of cross-community work through amateur boxing. Inter-club training and sparring sessions have taken place at both the Ring and Rochester’s boxing gyms where the aspiring boxers have participated and integrated within the neutral environments.

The show is being organised under the guidance of Ring ABC President, Charlie Nash, with the goal of fostering and developing positive cross-community relations in the sport of amateur boxing.

Tickets are priced at £10 and are now available so get your tickets early as a high demand is expected.

Tickets can be obtained from the usual outlets or by contacting: Mark Owens on (0773) 871 3313; Paddy Ferguson on (0780) 235 3494; Gary Martin on (0754) 901 6614; Nigel Hagon on (0774) 848 0988.