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Croydon ABC: Fight Night BTS

September 30 2023

A group of lucky youngsters from Croydon Amateur Boxing Club were in attendance at OVO Arena Wembley on Saturday night for a special Matchroom Boxing backstage experience.

The boys, all carded amateur boxers themselves, joined Head of Community Development, Alex Le Guével, at ringside to take in the action – as well as being granted exclusive access to see exactly what it takes to run a show behind the scenes.

In addition to meeting a whole host of famous faces, the lads had a chance to speak to a number of Matchroom staff about their roles – highlighting how they got involved in the boxing industry and the type of skills and experience required.

The learning wasn’t all one-way however, with the youngsters explaining to Alex the positive influence that they’re involvement with the Palace for Life Foundation and Be Inspired has had on their lives, helping to steer them down the right path.

A special thank you must go to Ellie Scotney, for inviting us into her dressing room straight after retaining her IBF World Super-Bantamweight Title!

A short video of the lads meeting Ellie can be found below:

We look forward to following the boys’ respective journeys – and plan to catch up at the gym in Croydon soon!