Chichester stages annual big night of boxing

St Gerards make a presentation to show backer Phil Haddow after last year's show
St Gerards make a presentation to show backer Phil Haddow after last year's show

Chichester’s glitzy night of boxing is back this Saturday.

St Gerards Amateur Boxing Club, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Chichester Priory, host their annual black-tie boxing show at Chichester College.

The night includes a four-course meal in addition to an exciting programme of boxing.

Once again the sparkle and glitz of Vegas will be provided by a professional lighting rig thanks to Haddows Electrical Ltd.

The programme will be fast and furious with a dazzling display of pugilistic punching from junior to senior, male and female, novice to elite boxers, all coming to display their talents.

The show will include four junior contests, two youth and six senior contests and it is hoped a special guest from the world of boxing will present some of the trophies.

There will be a vast array of raffle and auction prizes – even better than last year’s – including the famous boxing wheelbarrow, a must-have for the more discerning punters on the night.

Tables for the sit-down meal are sold out but there are standing tickets for £15 still available and you’ll get a burger as well as a good view of the action.

Anyone wishing to sponsor a contest should contact Ray Richardson of the Rotary Club of Chichester Priory on 01243 543701 or email

For standing tickets, contact Gerry Lavelle on 01243 251248 or contact one of the club boxers if you know them.

If anyone would like to sponsor the club to help them find a permanent home, call in at one of their training sessions on a Tuesday or Thursday between 6pm and 8pm at Swanfield Community Centre, 46 Swanfield Drive, Chichester.

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