The first Angel of the North Box Cup starts this weekend
The first Angel of the North Box Cup takes place at the Rainton Arena this weekend (Saturday May 28 to Sunday May 29), writes John Dennen THE inaugural Angel of the North International Box Cup begins on Saturday at the Rainton Arena.
Organised by the Birtley boxing club the two-day tournament will feature categories for younger boxers as well as Elites. “We want to make it family friendly for the day time and then in the night let the lads and lasses come in and have their little bit of glory,” said Birtley’s Graeme Rutherford.
The competition in the North East’s thriving boxing scene is also an opportunity for boxers who missed out on getting bouts due to pandemic restrictions to catch up. “It’s something we’ve been wanting to do for a while,” said Rutherford, thanking Steven Freeman, one of the volunteers at the Birtley club, Laura Sargeant, Gary Robson and Paul Bainbridge from the Tyne, Tees and Wear Association as well as the arena and others for their help and support.
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