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Wednesday, 01 October 2014

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Barrow boxers thrill crowds

BARROW fighters thrilled a full house at the annual Furness and South Lakeland Freemasons dinner and boxing evening.

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BIG SHOT Ross Cooksey lands a right-hander on opponent Tom Hallimond during the Barrow ABC man’s victory REF: 50058341B014

Several boxers representing the Barrow ABC and Furness Catholic amateur clubs were on the bill at The Cumbria Grand Hotel in Grange on Friday night, in an event which also raised thousands of pounds for charity.

  • See the report, reaction and more pictures in Tuesday's Mail, plus even more pictures in Saturday's Big Night Out section
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Ross cooksey should have a england vest by now, he keeps getting over looked bye boxers from manchester, been the best boxer in the northwest division at his weight for a number of years now, maybe this year ? keep up the good work ross. its was a pleasure watching on friday night, look forward to you turning pro, ross the boss barmy army

Posted by matty on 21 January 2014 at 17:34

Part of After www.ralph-spours.co.ukquick tea I got all W&P in my penguin suit and took off for the Cumbria Grand Hotel in Grange. It was the 28th Annual Boxing Tournament on behalf of the Freemasons and I was acting, as I have been for the past 19years or so, as the MC. It was a sell-out yet again and the boxing was excellent. The best bout that I have ever witnessed was between Ross Cooksey of Barrow ABC and Thomas Hallimond of Shildon ABC. Cooksey won the bout on a Unanimous decision and justified a spontaneous, standing, and long-lasting, ovation. Both boxers were supreme and the atmosphere in the hall was electric. There were 11 bouts and we finished up just about 12 midnight. WELL DONE RALPH. The comment above should we stay in ? you need to get out more. sorry annon should we ban all sports. where was your comment when the picks for the ulverston rugby lads were in the mail ?

Posted by julie on 20 January 2014 at 19:42

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