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Boxing -Tenerife versus England!! December 5, Los Cristianos – Don’t miss it!
Los Cristianos is gearing up for an exciting evening of boxing that will see the combined strength of Tenerife against the prestigious British St Paul

03.12.2015 - The Tenerife team will also sport members from Gran Canaria in a meeting that will unite the many Canarian fans of the sport with the numerous British enthusiasts in the south of the island.  

On December 3, Hard Rock Café, Las Américas, hosted the presentation of event where it was revealed that the contest will take place at the Jesus Dominguez 'El Grillo' sports complex in Los Cristianos, this Saturday, December 5, starting 8pm.

The combined Tenerife team will face members of the St Pauls, one of the most respected academies in the United Kingdom and to which belongs Olympic champion Luke Campbell, who will bring a selection of top-level amateur boxers to the island with him.

The evening of international-level boxing is an "interesting initiative to gather together both local fans of this discipline and the large number of British residents or visitors in the south of Tenerife", said the Arona Councillor for Sports, Juan Sebastian Roque.

The combined team representing Tenerife includes boxers from the Povedano Boxing School, based in Arona, and representatives from the Santa Cruz TFC and two teams from Gran Canaria: Team Jinamar and Team Formento.  Among the team members stand stand out Selen Agudí, Jerday Arzola, Saray Umpiérrez, and Mihail Baírbarac, as well as Melissa Tudge, current Spanish champion in her category and recently voted 2015 Best Athlete of Arona.

The opposing team, St Pauls, represents one of the most successful schools in the UK and, with nearly 70 years of history, boasts a large team of both amateur and professional boxers.  In addition, the evening will be rounded off with a number of amateur bouts between representatives of both Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

The event benefits from the collaboration of the Arona Sports Board and support from the Canarian and Tenerife Boxing Federations and Ray Events, as well as sponsorship from the Calleo Beach Club, Grupo El Cine, Gourmetland, Medical Implant, Siam Mall,, Apinisa, Phonecomputer, Leon Tours, Flor es Amor, and Gerard Zenou, amongst others.

The press conference was also attended by Yadiana Labrada, representative of the Povedano Boxing Club; The coach for the Povedano Tenerife Boxing team, Povedano Manuel Doncel; St Pauls England Select trainer, Mike Bromby;  and the flagship of the English team, India Wilkinson.

The weigh-in will take place on December 4 at Jumping Jack's in Veronica's, Las Américas, at 7.30pm.


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