Charity boxing show to take place at BCoT

Basingstoke Gazette: Boxer Matt Goddard will be guest of honour at the show Boxer Matt Goddard will be guest of honour at the show

CANNINGS Martial Arts are hosting a kickboxing and boxing show on Saturday, June 7, at BCoT, to raise money for Naomi House.

Top of the bill is a Southern Area title fight between Basingstoke’s George Peploe and Sacchin Sharma, and the winner this time will keep the belt.

The principal of the college, Anthony Bravo, will also be taking part in an exhibition semi contact bout.

Bravo had a very successful kickboxing career and is using this bout to highlight his skills.

There will also be a white collar boxing bout and the winner will be presented his trophy by guest of honour on the night, Odiham professional boxer Matt Goddard.

Cannings Martial Arts have been working with BCoT to ensure all the catering, bar and media is covered by the college’s students, so they can gain valuable work experience.

The evening has many sponsors and Sherborne St John-based builders RW Armstrong builders have donated a considerable amount and are sponsoring the white collar bout.

White collar boxing is fought for three rounds of two minutes each. The fighters wear headgear and heavier, more padded, gloves for safety.

This is Cannings Martial Arts’ third show and their second at BCoT.

Organiser Kyle Cannings said: “Our shows have got better every time and this gives Basingstoke athletes a platform to improve and achieve and give something back to their town.

“As a family, we achieved more than we could ever imagine in kickboxing and we hope we can inspire those just starting their careers.

“This promises to be a great night, not just for the sport, but for Basingstoke.”

Doors open on the evening at 6.30pm and the first fight is at 7.30pm.

For tickets or further details, contact Pete Cannings on 07766 678097 or Kyle Cannings on 07584 306190.

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