Chorley's boxing fans were treated to some enthralling encounters involving ten Chorley-based fighters last Saturday, writes Martin Grime.

The PBA's (Premier Boxing Association) event Easter Rising showcased Chorley's emerging amateur boxing talent at Charnock Richard's Park Hall.

The night got off well for Chorley as Adam Sumner got a majority decision against his Manchester opponent.

It didn't all go Chorley's way though as Naff May and Kyle Grayken were not able to produce winning performances against their respective Manchester and Blackburn opposites and Rachelle Brooks managed to secure a draw against a feisty Liverpool based boxer.

However, the titanic tussles continued as Lee Standen ground out victory in the battle of the six footers and Daniel Langton offered his opponent no respite when landing a flurry of well timed, powerful combination shots to the body and head where he ran out winner by split decision against a very experienced competitor.

Sam Fisher also won with an energetic, fast paced display.

A second record stoppage came the way of Connor Iddon's precision punching when the referee decided that enough was enough for his squared circle nemesis.

It was Chorley's night so far but things were about to get better when Terry McDermott stepped into the ring to challenge the PBA's Light Middleweight champion Tommy Sidlow.

The longest fight of the night saw Terry's signature brand of aggressive, unrelenting punching finding the mark of his opponent's chin and body. Little came back in the way to threaten McDermott as he went on to win yet another title in his impressive boxing career.

Now that the dust has settled on a magical night of PBA boxing, Chorley has a vast array of pugilists doing our town proud in showing our true spirit in the face of chin crushing adversity and that all opponents against Chorley's men and women should 'Be Aware'.