The Cambridge University Amateur Boxing Club (CUABC) will warm up against local talent at the annual Town v Gown event held at Cambridge Guildhall on Saturday, 3 February 2018 ahead of their 111th (and 3rd women's) varsity match against Oxford in March 2018. Here's what to expect at the event, from the event manager's point of view.
Doors open at 5pm with boxing due to commence shortly after. Arrive early to enjoy a drink at the bar and live music before making your way into the main hall. You will be greeted by event staff who will be giving out free programmes. A free cloakroom service collecting donations for local charity, Jimmy's Cambridge will be available. You may also purchase event t-shirts and discounted tickets to the after-party at Cindies.
The first contest will start no later than 6pm. There will be a maximum of 15 contests scheduled for three rounds of two minutes each. There will be a short interval at the midway point of the evening.
The red corner will see CUABC contestants competing for their places on, and warming up for, the 111th (and 3rd women's) varsity match against Oxford in March 2018. The places are limited to one boxer per weight category except for the middleweight category where there are usually two. The blue corner will see boxers from local clubs, the RAF and other universities.
Arrive early to experience live music from piano prodigy Andreas Wildner.
Once the boxing starts, experienced club and festival DJ, Sarah Wolman, will keep you entertained between rounds and contests.
Master of Ceremonies
Former professional boxer, Lewis Byrne will return to his childhood town to pick up the mic where he once competed.
This years' awards will be presented by local Olympic hopeful, Shona Whitwell.
Amongst the attendees will be Cambridge University students and alumni; some of which represented the club in previous years. Look out for the notable Cambridge Blue's Blazer for those who gained the highest honour of Full Blue.
Tickets are limited to 400 and will sell out quickly. Therefore, be quick to avoid disappointment.