On Saturday night Jaimi Wilson, Robert Nordon, Ricky Taylor, Mark James, Emma Marshall, Danny Roper, Kevin Batty and myself attended the ‘No Guts, No Glory Boxing – New Blood’ Semi-Pro boxing event held at the Swallow Hilltop Hotel in Carlisle.
The evening began with an explosive first bout between a local Carlisle boxer and an opponent from Newcastle, this set the bar for the evening as each bout was filled with action. It was good to see a mixture of all shapes and sizes competing ranging from the 18 stone heavyweight power punchers to the 9 stone lightweights with lightening fast hand speed.
The last bout of the night was between a local boxer from Carlisle and a local boxer from Aspatria. This heavyweight bout was full of action from the opening bell as each boxer was putting a title belt on the line and did not want to lose their title. Both boxers had a huge following in the crowd so the atmosphere was electric.
All of the home boxers were from a local not for profit club called New Blood Martial Arts for which I am the head coach and chairman. It was a good night of results for the club and will be the first of many home shows for the boxers to showcase their talents.
Keep an eye on the local press as New Blood Martial Arts have fighters competing in MMA, Boxing and K1 Kickboxing on every local show.