Former champ is top guest

Former British champ Andy Straughn is the guest of honour at Stevenage ABC s dinner show tomorrow (Friday) night. Straughn, who boxed out of the now defunct Hitchin Boxing Club, won back-to-back senior ABA titles in the 1980s and also won the British crui

Former British champ Andy Straughn is the guest of honour at Stevenage ABC's dinner show tomorrow (Friday) night.

Straughn, who boxed out of the now defunct Hitchin Boxing Club, won back-to-back senior ABA titles in the 1980s and also won the British cruiserweight pro title.

There are 15 bouts planned for the show at the Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre.

Town mayor Simon Speller will also be there with all 320 dinner places having been filled.


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Spectators can still pay £10 on the night for the large viewing area.

Admission time for spectators is 8pm onwards.

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P Stevenage boxer Terry Holmes is through to the semi-finals of the junior ABAs.

They will be staged at Everton Park Leisure Centre, Liverpool, this Saturday.

The 15-year-old won his quarter-final against Graversham boxer John Cramer at Merlins nightclub on the Isle of Sheppey.

His usual all-out attacking style proved too much for Cramer who was stopped in the second round.

Bradley Evans (under-54kgs, class six) will join him in the semis on Merseyside as he received a walkover at the quarter-final stage.

Sixteen-year-old Harry Marshall lost his quarter-final against the vastly more experienced Levi Smith from the Ashford club in Kent.

Smith had the better of the first two rounds before Marshall almost nicked the fight in a pulsating third and final round.

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