4 times a year the Cheese and Grain hosts exhibition boxing, featuring the cream of the crop of Glove Up or Shut Up Promotions' fighters. These are often sell-out events, generating enormous amounts of excitement and prestige in the local community. To one observer, this bloodsport could be a display of ferocity and masculinity not for the faint-hearted. To the crowds of eager fans, dressed to the 9's and as animated as the fighters, this is a chance to cheer on local heroes, share in the glory and honour competitive traditions that go back centuries, in every community. Here's a taster of the action. All pictures were taken by Out of the Can Productions.
The next boxing date will be Friday, September 2nd, and then Friday, December 2nd
Tickets and information can be found at the Cheese and Grain Box Office or at Glove Up Or Shut Up Promotions, via Carl Pitman