Bideford hosts sparring for West boxers

Joseph Bulmer

BIDEFORD Amateur Boxing Club hosted a sparring session for many of the Western Counties’ leading boxers.

Boxers travelled from Tiverton ABC, Pilgrims ABC, Combe Martin ABC and Barnstaple ABC for the sessions which helped Bideford boxers Jack Langford and Billy Butler prepare for their forthcoming championships.

There were 38 boxers taking part, giving Butler and Langford plenty of variation.

Both Bideford prospects stood out and will be hoping for succesful campaigns.

Langford will be competing in the welterweight division at the National University Championships, representing Sheffield University, where he is currently studying.

Butler will be flying the flag for Bideford in the light welterweight division at the National Schoolboy Championships, hoping to keep up his unbeaten record.