PUNCHING power raised £1,000 for East Lancashire Hospice and Clayton Amateur Boxing Club on a knockout night in East Lancashire.

The action packed evening, staged at New Era Complex, saw young fighting talent go head to head in front of an enthusiastic audience at the Accrington venue.

John Brindle, head coach, secretary and match maker at Clayton Amateur Boxing Club, says the event was such a success they are already planning the same again next year.

“It was a fantastic turn out, with the money raised split between East Lancashire Hospice and Clayton ABC,” said Brindle.

“The idea came from the parents of one of my boxers who suggested it would be a really nice link up, raising funds for the hospice which does such good work in the community.

“We had eleven bouts, with Clayton boxers aged 11 to 20 competing.

“It was really entertaining stuff and everybody thought it was a super show.”

Mr Brindle added: “We hope to be able to do the same in 2015.

“I was very proud of everybody who took part and the competition helped both of us to raise valuable funds.”