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Civvy Boxers Take On The Military In Bouts Honouring Falklands War

The Commando Logistics Regiment in North Devon has opened its gates to civilian boxers from across the county for the first Ajax Bay...

The Commando Logistics Regiment in North Devon has opened its gates to civilian boxers from across the county for the first Ajax Bay memorial dinner and boxing night.

Seven bouts were fought over the evening featuring military boxers from the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Marines.

It was a chance for local boxers to get behind the wire and take on the military. 

The Sergeants' Mess at the Commando Logistics Regiment hosted the event featuring some of the best boxers from across Devon. 

Fresh from taking on the United States marine corps marine Danny Smith took the win over Army Private Rana in an inter-service fight. 

Civvies Boxers Take On The Military In Bouts Honouring The Falklands War

Bout 4 saw 40 Commando boxer Marine Marley Abadom win in a unanimous decision against Devon select boxer Jack Fisher.

It’s the first time the mess has hosted a boxing match featuring serving personnel and civilians.

The event was held to mark the anniversary of the regiment's involvement with Operation Corporate during the Falklands War and was a unique opportunity for civilians to take on the military in their home county. 

The last fight of the evening saw Royal Navy diver AB Robbie Mathews take on Brendan Stacey.

A dramatic split decision saw the win awarded to Stacey.

Civvies Boxers Take On The Military In Bouts Honouring The Falklands War