The White Collar Boxing event in aid of Blood Bike West on Sunday 12 June, was a tremendous success with no less than 34 boxers taking to the square ring to help raise much needed funds for this vitally important service.
The event was co-ordinated by WCB Promoter David Greely in association with the Galway Black Dragon Kickboxing Gym, who were tasked with the training of the boxers and setting up the fight night etc and the coaches were Pete Foley, Catherine Cullinan, Paul Huish and Gary Manogue.
Mr Greely was very happy with the whole programme and the event raised enough money to help run the “Blood Bike West” service for almost 6 months.
The show took place in the beautiful Ardilaun Hotel in Galway and the fights were streamed out live on the internet with a ten second delay, so it was watched and enjoyed by hundreds in attendance on the night and thousands more around the world in the comfort of their own homes or indeed in their local pub.
Big thanks to Dr Maura Grummell and the Red Cross medical crew who did a great job as usual and of course to the management & staff of the Ardilaun Hotel for all their help and also to the volunteer members of the Galway Black Dragon Kickboxing Club who worked tirelessy to make the event the success it was.
The next White Collar Boxing Programme on the horizon is in aid of The “Galway Hospice” and training starts on Tuesday 13th September in the Black Dragon Gym and will go on for for eight weeks, with the fight night arranged for Saturday 5th November.
This will be the third year for the Hospice White Collar Boxing programme and anybody interested in getting involved should contact the Co-Ordinator Mr Albert Baranyai (AKA Luci) on 087 7468440.