Fight like a Lion

Pictured with Doncaster Lions President Mick Maye handing over the cheque to Ken Blood MBE is Kyle Fox, Jordan Westlake, Jake Westlake, Ryan Boyle, Brandon Thompson, Brady Smith, Louis Booth & Bobby Cairns.
Pictured with Doncaster Lions President Mick Maye handing over the cheque to Ken Blood MBE is Kyle Fox, Jordan Westlake, Jake Westlake, Ryan Boyle, Brandon Thompson, Brady Smith, Louis Booth & Bobby Cairns.

TWO of the borough’s up and coming boxers will fight like Doncaster Lions at the Yorkshire ABA Belts Challenge finals next week.

Local lads Jake Westlake, from Doncaster Plant ABC, and Highfields ABC’s Jamie Hughes will be in action at the Dome on Tuesday night.

The evening of boxing is being promoted by the Doncaster Lions, a charity organisation that is becoming more and more involved in promoting sport across the town.

Lions president Mick Maye recently presented local boxing stalwart Ken Blood MBE with a cheque for £2,000 to support the Hexthorpe-based Doncaster Plant ABC.

Tuesday night’s card will be the first time the Belts Challenge has been held at the Dome and Doncaster Lions want to make the event an annual feature for sport in Doncaster.

The boxing starts at 7.45pm and includes nine senior bouts featuring boxers from Sheffield, York, Halifax and Hebden Bridge.

But the local interest will centre on Westlake, who will fight in the 67kg weight, and Hughes, who features in the 86kg weight.

President Maye said that the Lions were excited to be hosting this prestigious event and added that working with local boxing clubs and the Yorkshire ABA was allowing the Lions to promote youth projects.

Doncaster Lions Club is a member of Lions Club International which is the world’s largest service organisation.

Doncaster Lions are involved in local community activities for the elderly, youth and disabled, as well as with individuals and families in need or distress.

Ringside seats for Tuesday night are priced at £30 each and include a buffet meal. Unreserved arena stalls are priced £12, balcony £10.

For more information visit www.the-dome.co.uk or phone 01302 370777.