HOME boxer Jake Price enjoyed a double celebration when Hereford Boxing Academy staged a dinner-boxing charity event at the Three Counties Hotel.

Price not only beat Bakers Street fighter Amanali Davis in his bout but was also named best Hereford boxer of the evening to take home the Faye Ford Memorial Shield.

The evening, which was compered by Vernon Ray from Surrey, enabled the academy to make a donation to St Michael's Hospice.

"We were pleased with the overall presentation of the Hereford Boxing Academy Squad," said club coaches Del Strachan and Ian Stevens.

"All the Hereford boxers had put 110% effort into the training stages ready for the show and their boxing abilities on the night paid off.

"What more could be asked.

"The night was a complete success, achieving excitement throughout the evening for the local crowd and we made a sum of money that was more than anticipated for our worthy charity.

"None of our, or the away boxers, got seriously hurt and to seal the evening a comment was passed by one of the officials that it was a well-matched show."

Since the show, Hereford boxing academy members have gained three wins at other events.

Ed Kretchmann beat his opponent Jamie Evans (Llay RBL ABC) with a unanimous decision at Wrexham.

Sam Palmer-Young beat Daniel Jones (Llay RBL ABC) with a TKO decision at Shrewsbury.

And Jake Price beat his opponent Keaton Mahi (Tudor Grange) with a unanimous decision at Birmingham.

On June 17, Cody Barlow, Jake Price, Callum Blackwell and David Smith will all be boxing on a Central All Stars v GB select show at Worcester.

Hereford Boxing Academy's next dinner show is on March 9 next year at the Three Counties Hotel with local Hereford boxers boxing in front of their home crowd.

For information, call Ian Stevens on 07729101395.


Bout 1: Cody Barlow (Hereford) beat Dan Hardy (Lydney ABC)

Bout 2: David Smith (Hereford) beat Will Evans (Shrewsbury School of Boxing ABC)

Bout 3: Carl Barlow (Hereford) lost to Zak Hickman (Somerton ABC)

Bout 4: Callum Blackwell (Hereford) lost to Luke Scott (Corby Olympic Boxing Club)

Bout 5: Harry Williams (Hereford) beat Lui Mason (Corby Olympic Boxing Club)

Bout 6: Jake Price (Hereford) beat Amanali Davis (Bakers Street ABC)

Bout 7: Liz Williams (Tenbury Wells) lost to Bronwyn Brownie (Wessex ABC)

Bout 8: Sam Palmer-Young (Hereford) beat Nick Sharples (Llay RBL ABC)

Bout 9: Greg Edwards (Hereford) lost to Kyle Morris (ABC)

Bout 10: Jack Mason(Hereford) lost to Ben Waters (Salisbury ABC)

Bout 11: Ed Kretchmann (Hereford) beat Martin Yordanod (Worcester Uni ABC)

Bout 12: Chris Reidy (Hereford) lost to Traie Duberry (Aston ABC)