First home show in years for Blyth’s Empire School of Boxing

After an absence of more than ten years, the Empire School of Boxing will compete in the their home town of Blyth on Friday, May 29.

Head coach Les Welsh said: “We have had to box out of Blyth because we could not find a venue big enough to accommodate our fans.

“Our shows have proven to be so popular that we have boxed in bigger venues in Ashington and more recently Seaton Delaval, but our boxers wanted to box at home so we approached the Newsham and New Delaval Club and now we are really excited to be boxing at home.

“We will put on a show which will live long in the memory, our boxers are buzzing and cannot wait.

“We all know our town gets behind their sports people and local support will be much appreciated.

“Everyone in the club has been asking to box on the show including Savannah Stubley and Lewis Percival, but both have opponents in the school boys/girls national semi-finals”.

A boxer in form is Tony Linne, who has boxed twice in the last couple of weeks and beaten both opponents on unanimous points decisions.

Coach Welsh added: “The coaching team at the club are doing a great job for our community taking these young people off the streets and giving them something positive to aim for.

“Come along and enjoy these fantastic young people who are trying to make something positive of their lives.