A FINE evening's entertainment resulted when Kendal Amateur Boxing Club and the Furness area Freemasons jointly organised an event at the Cumbria Grand Hotel, Grange-over-Sands. Kendal Amateur Boxing Club organise this annual event in conjunction with the Freemasons of the

Five boxers from the Kendal club, Reece Johnson, Harrison Booth, Jack Woodward, David Lewis and Jake Green, appeared along with Zak Trainor, Owen Kelly, Jack Townsend Hughes and Jamie Proctor from Windermere and Ambleside.

Green, Kelly and Woodward took part in a skills match-up then Johnson won his contest on a split decision while Booth and Lewis were unfortunate to come out on the wrong side of split decisions.

Zak Trainor’s bout was stopped in the second round while Hughes took on Cheetham from the Barrow club and won on a split decision after an excellent three round bout.

The scheduled opponent having pulled out, Proctor took on Jim Braithwaite at short notice and the heavyweight tussle saw Proctor awarded the verdict unanimously.

The event raised around £10,000 for charity and Masonic boxing committee chairman Barrie Bray said: “The trainers and their helpers at all the amateur clubs do a marvellous job particularly with the young people.

"They offer something to our communities and it is great that, along with Kendal Boxing Club, we can put on an event within easy reach of four clubs in south Cumbria.

"Friends and family packed the public viewing area and helped build a super atmosphere.”