GALLERY: March Sparta ABC hosts sell out show

March SPARTA ABC Boxing show. Skills bout Gracjan Ciureja Sparta ABC v Hope Price, St Ives.

March SPARTA ABC Boxing show. Skills bout Gracjan Ciureja Sparta ABC v Hope Price, St Ives. - Credit: Archant

THE Further Education Centre was full to bursting point as four Sparta ABC March prospects stepped into the ring on Saturday.

March SPARTA ABC Boxing show. Reece Oldfield Sparta ABC with trainer Matt Lenton.

March SPARTA ABC Boxing show. Reece Oldfield Sparta ABC with trainer Matt Lenton. - Credit: Archant

About 300 people watched Gracjan Ciureja, his brother Eryk, Reece Oldfield and Dylan Greenacre compete.

March SPARTA ABC Boxing show. Eryk Ciureja Sparta ABC v Connor Townsend Braunstone ABC.

March SPARTA ABC Boxing show. Eryk Ciureja Sparta ABC v Connor Townsend Braunstone ABC. - Credit: Archant

Gracjan Ciureja, 10, held his own in a skills bout against Hope Price, of St Ives.

Oldfield, 13, then produced a superb performance to beat Jay Bradley, of Finchley, by unanimous decision.

His win was even more impressive considering his opponent was vastly more experienced, earning him the award for best boxer of the night.


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Eryk Ciureja, 11, stretched his unbeaten record to six bouts with a majority points decision win over Connor Townsend, of Braunstone.

He now has the longest winning record of anyone of his height and weight in the country.

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But there was disappointment for Dylan Greenacre, 13, who lost his first ever bout to Joe Webb, of Ernie’s Gym, Chatteris, by unanimous decision.

The show was supported by a host of sponsors, including Guys and Dolls, Wongs Crispy duck, Oriental Garden, March Quality Meats, Ye Olde Griffin Hotel, the Oliver Cromwell Hotel, Flowers for Events, Terry Hussey, King William Bed and Breakfast, Snappers, Chef Peking, John Morton Plumbing, Jonathan Upchurch, Bike Care and Terry and Pam Oldfield.

Matt Lenton, Sparta ABC trainer, said: “The place was so full we were squeezed in like sardines and had to turn people away. There must mave been 300 people there.

“I would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved in the night for helping us to put on such a great show.”

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