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British Masters welterweight champion visits Wye ABC
5:30pm Wednesday 27th June 2012 in Local
WELTERWEIGHT British Masters champion Chris Higgs enjoyed his ‘homecoming’ at Hereford’s Wye Amateur Boxing Club.
The Lydney boxer uses the facilities at Wye and his family are originally from Breinton.
More than 50 Wye members cheered Higgs on to victory against Walsall’s Joel Ryan in a thrilling title fight at GL Leisure Centre in Gloucester.
A celebration then took place at Wye ABC when Higgs brought his belt to the city.
Higgs said: “I’m overwhelmed by the support from everyone in Hereford.” He added: “In a lot of ways its been a homecoming for me as my family is originally from Breinton in Herefordshire.
“I want to continue to try to keep everyone proud of what I’m doing.”
Higgs is next fighting in Newport on Saturday, July 21 and, to book a ticket, call 07787122399.