Shropshire Star

Telford hosts big night of boxing action

Telford International Centre played host to the semi-finals of The Box Off on Saturday night – while there was also a debut for home fighter Tanya Ledger.


Rhys Woods, Michael Likalu, Levi Smith, Darryl Tapfuma, Darrly Sharp, Robbie Chapman were the winning boxers for their respective city teams, with Apprentice star Tom Skinner’s London Guv’nors topping the table. However, Ledger was not able to add any points for rapper Jaykae’s Birmingham Tribe team as she was beaten by Sylvia Doligala on her professional debut.

The other women’s fight saw Bree Wright beat Sarah Worsfold, while in the other support bouts not connected to the points competition, Sheldon McDonald beat Julian Wilson at cruiserweight, and Ryszard Lewicki overcame Liam Wells at middleweight.

Former boxer Johnny Nelson – captain of the Leeds Armoury team sat in second – said: “The matches were all very exciting. I’ve not enjoyed a night of boxing like that for quite a while.” And Manchester Revolution captain and boxing legend Ricky Hatton added: “Brilliant night, incredible fights, bang on!”