VIDEO: Las Vegas set to come to Chichester for big night of boxing

A CORNER of Chichester College will be transformed into a mini-Las Vegas on Saturday (Feb 21) when St Gerards Boxing Club and the Rotary Club of Chichester Priory join forces for their annual boxing dinner show.

Haddow Electrical will set up the lighting that will give the event a glitzy and professional feel as boxers entertain crowds and raise money for a variety of good local cuases.

St Gerards boxers at the 2014 show   Picture by Louise Adams C140117

St Gerards boxers at the 2014 show Picture by Louise Adams C140117

See Gerry Lavelle talking about the show in our video interview, above

There is a 13-card bill for the punters to savour.

There are two female contests – one junior and one senior – involving host club boxers Holly Heffron and Joh Wilton. There will be junior contests involving brothers Freddie and Dennis Hayes displaying their sweet science, followed by a youth contest with the ever-improving Shawn Thompson.

Two Senior St Gerards boxers follow, with Russel Smith making his debut and Chris James, aka The Flamboyant One, making his ring comeback after two years.

After the intrerval, Billy Lavelle returns to the mix with a welterweight contest against a worthy opponent from Legacy ABC – this should be a cracker with Lavelle on form and training hard.

A neutral contest between two Sussex middlewights is followed by four Southern Counties championship belts finals at light-welter, welterweight, middleweight and light-heavyweight all contested over three three-minute rounds.

There is an auction and raffle with some wonderful prizes and tickets have now sold out.

Proceeds will go to local groups and charities and anyone willing to sponsor a contest or the event in any way should contact Ray Richardson of the Rotary club on 01243 543701.