A CHORLEY boxing gym is celebrating after running their third show at the weekend.

Coppull-based Jennings Gym staged an event at the Park Hall Hotel and after their success, organisers are planning to run another in March.

Trainer Michael Jennings was delighted by his own stable and their display under the lights.

He said: “It was a brilliant event and everyone boxed really well by giving 100 per cent.

“The event was our second at Park Hall and everyone enjoyed it.

“Our boxers won eight fights and lost five and I think there were a couple of close decisions which could have gone our way.”

Among the good performances included Joe Lane in a skills bout, while Jack Bailey stopped his opponent in the second round and there were also wins for William Williams, David Williams, Aaron Durkin, Connor Iddon, Adam Vali-Carter, Tom Jackson.

However, there were some close fights with Ryan Hughes, Callum Bailey, Jay Caulfield, Chris Hale and George Minton suffering narrow defeats.

Jennings added: “We were really happy with all of the lads and got lots of positive feedback.

“They all enjoyed it and it will hopefully make them all come back wanting to win more.”

It is a busy time in the gym as Brayden Bidzinski is in action in the NABC quarter-final this weekend.

Jennings said: “He has got a tough opponent but we are quietly confident and we know what we are going to get from him.

“On Saturday, Matty Askin is fighting for the British title eliminator against Tommy McCarthy.

“It is a must-win for him if he wants to get up to the next level and if he does win he will face Craig Kennedy.

“Jack Arnfield is also doing a six-rounder and we are hoping to get some big news from him of a fight next year but we are waiting for it to be confirmed.

“It is important for him to get another fight under his belt so he can be ready for the next one next year.