Tri-Service

Big PARA Fight: Extended Highlights

The men of 3 PARA have once again boxed their way to victory.This time over their US counterparts from the 82nd Airborne Division.Two years...

The men of 3 PARA have once again boxed their way to victory.

This time over their US counterparts from the 82nd Airborne Division.

Two years in the making the fights were hosted at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.

With five of the evening's bouts counting the boxers from 3 PARA took the spoils 4-1.

The epic clash between the best of the UK and USA's armies followed an equally huge Joint Exercise (JOAX) which had seen some 2000 men, vehicles and equipment simultaneously parachute from scores of aircraft.

Once on the ground man and machine then spent several days fighting across the Carolinian scrub in a series of intense combat exercises