Saturday 1st September 2012 sees the return of boxing to Morecambe Winter Gardens after an absence of 48 years.
Coastal Boxing Promotions will be staging a 17-fight evening of white-collar boxing featuring a number of local fighters including Morecambe’s former Central Area Bantamweight Title holder, Marcus Duncan. The event is being staged in support of local charities.
Full details of the event, including contact details for tickets, can be found on the Coastal Boxing Promotions website: http://www.coastalboxingpro.co.uk/
You can also download a poster for the event: Boxing Event Poster
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- “Boxing By The Sea”
A new book, “Boxing By The Sea” tells the story of professional boxing at The Winter Gardens between 1928 and 1964. Boxing historian Larry Braysher has unearthed a wealth of previously unpublished information and his book is illustrated with plenty of photos and memorabilia from the days when Morecambe Winter Gardens was one of North West England’s most significant boxing venues. Larry has also tracked-down some of the boxers, enabling him to tell their fascinating stories.
Copies can be purchased at the Visitor Information Centre in Morecambe, or ordered from: Larry Braysher, “Cherry Trees”, 10 Cragg Drive, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6BL. You can also contact Larry on 015395 35459. The book costs £10.90 plus £2.50 post & packing.