Over 200 youngsters set to box in Redditch Box Cup

Redditch Schools Box Cup

Over 200 young boxers from all over Great Britain are gearing up for the Redditch Box Cup – a competition organised by Redditch Amateur Boxing Club to raise money for children’s charity Childline.

The event, which is taking place at Abbey Stadium will consist of two days of semi finals on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June, followed by a grand final on 15 June.

The competition will pit male and female boxers born in 1998, 1999 and 2000 against boxers of the same age, weight and level of experience. Class A is for boxers with 0-4 bouts, Class B is for those with 5-14 bouts and Premier class for those with over 15 bouts.

Redditch coach Todd Reeves, who is organising the Box Cup, said: ‘The response from clubs has been magnificent. We are part of one of the most exciting sports, and a competition like this will only encourage more young people into amateur boxing.

‘We would like to say a big thank you to all the local businesses that have sponsored the event, especially our local church, who are providing us with chairs for spectators.’

To cope with numbers, two rings will be in operation for both the semi finals and finals.

Every boxer has been provided with a Childline sponsorship form and given the option of raising money for the charity.

For more information contact Todd at: barnburner@hotmail.co.uk