A cheque from one of their biggest supporters cushioned the blow of a cancellation at Doncaster Plant Works Amateur Boxing Club’s latest show.
There was a big disappointment for fans attending the show when Carlisle’s Ross Cooksey pulled out of his top-of-the-bill contest with Plant’s Reece Mould at short notice.
Eleven bouts did go ahead as planned at Rossington Miners Welfare. The club were also delighted to receive £500 from the Doncaster Lions.
“It was a pleasure for us to accept a generous donation of £500 from the Doncaster Lions in the ring on the evening,” said head coach Paul Harrison.
“They show us continuous support every year, helping us to keep the club up and running.
“He [Cooksey] said he had a hand injury but by the time he let me know (5pm) it was too late to try and get somebody else in,” he added.
“It was a pity because it had all the makings of being a very good bout but it was still a good night.”
Jake Goodwin’s 66kg contest against Birmingham’s Ryan Whelan was promoted to the top-of-the-bill and he sent his supporters home in high spirits when picking up a unanimous points decision.
Levy Wilson also won but Plant youngster Rhys Gylliam failed to make a winning debut.