Charity Boxing Night Packs A Punch In Aberdeen
On Saturday 11th April 2014 the Beach Ballroom in Aberdeen hosted SK Boxing’s first promotion in the North East. The event was a charity boxing dinner, with all event proceeds going to the Scottish Spina Bifida Association. The Aberdeen crowd were treated to an evening of first class boxing entertainment and £12,000 was raised for the charity.
Fight of the night saw Dundee’s Kevin “The Animal” Lobban claim a narrow points victory over Mark “Too Strong” Armstrong from Moodiesburn. Both boxers were very aggressive from the outset and Armstrong’s jab saw him edge the opening round. As the contest progressed Lobban started to take control of the action as Armstrong tired. Lobban claimed the points victory but the real winners were the Aberdeen crowd who enjoyed a thrilling Lightweight encounter.
Female Lightweight Shannon “The Dark Horse” Lawson claimed a convincing points victory over Newcastle’s Louise Scott on the bill. Lawson, who is based in Aberdeen for her University studies, worked well behind her jab and demonstrated excellent punch variation throughout.
Other highlights of the night were stoppage victories for both Ahmed “The Black Assassin” Ibrahim and John “Cruel Intentions” Stevens from Glasgow. Both boxers remain undefeated.
The main event of the evening saw Glasgow’s “Magic” Marc Kerr retain his BBU British Super-Middleweight title with a spellbinding performance of long and short range boxing against Wigan’s John Collier. Collier entered the ring brimming with confidence, having trained very hard at Ricky Hatton’s gym in Manchester in preparation for the bout, but it was Kerr who bossed the early exchanges. Despite sustaining two cuts Collier remained dangerous throughout as he looked to land with hurtful left hooks but Kerr deftly avoided his attacks. Both boxers received a standing ovation after 5 action packed rounds as the boxing action was drawn to a close.