Service personnel take it on the chin for charity at Faslane naval base

Navy Northern Region and Army Scotland boxers at the event. Fighters AB Armstrong and Amy Doberjvic go toe-to-toe.  The Army’s Rifleman Welsh takes a punch from Royal Marine Davidson. 

By Gavin Carr

ROYAL Navy boxers from the Northern Region laced-up their gloves and faced fighters from Army Scotland (3rd Battalion The Rifles).

The clash came at HMS Neptune’s Charity Boxing night, held at HM Naval Base Clyde’s Warrant Officers and Senior Rates Mess.  There were six fights on the night with three of them featuring Army versus Navy bouts.

The event was in aid of two good causes – the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and Enable Scotland’s Helensburgh and District Branch.  Over 300 people attended the event with the cash raised still being totalled.

Leading Physical Trainer Andrew Houghton, who helped organise the event, said: “It was a fantastic evening and we were treated to some hard-fought and entertaining bouts.  In the end, the Army team won on points, but the Navy fighters really made them work for it.”

The fighters on the night were: AB Armstrong (Royal Navy) v Amy Doberjvic (Lockheed Martin) – AB Armstrong winning on points; Marine Stephenson (Royal Marines) v AB Chapman (Royal Navy) – Marine Stephenson won on points; Rifleman Dunlop (Army) v AB Henderson (Royal Navy) – Rifleman Dunlop winning on points; Rifleman Welsh (Army) v Marine Davidson (Royal Marines) – Marine Davidson winning on points; and Lance Corporal Kororva (Army) v Leading Hand Watson (Royal Navy) – with Cpl Kororva winning on points.


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