CHRISTMAS INFORMATION

Welcome to Sugarrays www.sugarrays.co.uk
Sugar Ray’s boxing store, supplies boxing and fitness equipment nationwide at great prices. We are an online specialist boxing company, with a shop available to visit. Store opening times are Monday-Saturday 9.00am-6.00pm

CHRISTMAS INFORMATION

Last shipping day for Christmas will be Thursday 21st December on stock items. Our store is open until Saturday 23rd for shopping and collections 9.00am-7.00pm until Thursday. Friday and Saturday 4.00pm. Closed 24th, Christmas Day,Boxing Day and December 27th.

Our opening times after christmas are. Open Thursday 28th until Saturday 30th, closed New Years Eve, New Years day and January 2nd. During this period the store opening times are 10.00am-4.00pm.
We Open again 3rd January, opening times back to normal 9.00am-6.00pm. Parcels on stock items will still be dispatched around these times on working days.
Merry Christmas from all at Sugar Ray’s
Sugar Ray’s pound for pound……Undisputed.

Local Pro Fighter Dean Smith

Dean Smith came in today the local dagenham fighter now turned pro 3-0 with Frank Warren, he is hoping to fight again Febuary or March and we will post details on here as soon as we know.
Deanno would like to know if anyone has a copy of his first fight to view? It was on the Audley Harrison vs Mat Skeleton Bill? If so get in contact and we will see if santa can bring an extra present this year!

Harrison Pulls Out

Scott Harrison has pulled out of the fight against Nicky Cook on saturday. Breaking news is that he has pulled out on medical grounds and that he would not of made the weight.
This is supprising considering the board gave him a stringent medical test to declare him ready for weight and his weight should of been in check with there guidlines. Scott relies on his strength and boils down to the weight and as boxers get older it can be harder to make the weight, so maybe his days at this weight are over?
The real loser here is Nicky and the british fight fan’s, I am sure Nicky will be asking questions over the board passing Scott fit after his recent problems and the reasons that Scott has pulled out. In the next few days we should hear some more information and it does sound like there could be more behind the scenes than we know about.
Nicky has not had much luck with his big fights and it seems he has waited years for his big chance, he had trained long and hard for no fight and no pay. I am sure after the recent press conferances and with one due today that Nicky will feel he got under Scott’s skin and maybe he did not want this fight after all?
What do you think? go to http://forum.sugarrays.co.uk

Nicky Cook's biggest fight of his career.

Nicky is only a few days away from the biggest fight of his career. He popped in today looking tanned, fit, relaxed and very very confident. His weight is spot on and training has gone really well. He has got a press confrence tomorrow and then it is down to business on saturday, I am more nervous than him! trust us Nicky is ready and we look forward to seeing him soon with the belt.
We have said it before but Nicky is a gent in and out of the ring and is a great role model for boxing. He deserves his chance and is ready for the big time.
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Scheduled fights at ExCel Arena
Saturday 09th December 2006
British Featherweight
Andy Morris vs. John Simpson 12 Rounds Featherweight

WBO World Cruiserweight Championship
Enzo Maccarinelli vs. TBA 12 Rounds Cruiserweight

Southern Area featherweight
Matthew Marsh vs. Rocky Dean 12 Rounds Featherweight

WBO World Featherweight Champion
Scott Harrison vs. Nicky Cook 12 Rounds Featherweight

The Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship
Matt Skelton vs. Audley Harrison 12 Rounds Heavyweight

Southern Area featherweight
Rocky Dean vs. Matthew Marsh 10 Rounds Featherweight

Kevin Mitchell vs. TBA 10 Rounds Super-Featherweight

Amir Khan vs. Rachid Drilzane 8 Rounds Lightweight

Vinny Mitchell vs. TBA 4 Rounds Featherweight

Tommy Saunders vs. TBA 4 Rounds Light-Heavyweight

Denton Vassell vs. TBA 4 Rounds Welterweight

Ross Minter vs. TBA

Paul McCloskey vs. TBA
 
Eddie Corcoran vs.TBA

Boxing Safety.

Some people mistakenly perceive amateur boxing as a ‘dangerous sport’, Medical research shows a completely different story. Lets look at the answers to the currently asked questions about amateur boxing and its safety measures.

How does amateur boxing safety rank with other contact sports?

Amateur boxing ranks as the safest amongst all contact sports (such as football and rugby) and amongst other events such as equestrian, motor cycle racing and mountaineering. In fact amateur boxing rates as the (75th) least dangerous sport out of 100 in the ROSPA Table.

Doesn’t boxing rank as the sport with the most injuries?

No, according to Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and the National Safety Council, who report amateur boxing as having the lower number of injuries when compared to other sport such as hockey, soccer, gymnastics and roller blading.

What is the ABA of England doing to protect amateur boxers?

Amateur boxing goes to great lengths to protect its athletes. Amateur boxers must wear a mouth guard at all times, wear protective hand bandages, ‘cup’ protectors, force absorbent head gear and a shirt to absorb sweat. Women boxers are also required to wear breast protectors.

Amateur boxing is also controlled through a point scoring system where a measurement of more than 15 points difference between athletes occurs an immediate stoppage will take place before the 3rd round for junior and women participants, for Senior athletes where a (20) point difference occurs the bout will be stopped before the 4th round. Amateur boxing gloves are designed and tested to absorb not transmit shock under recognised safety guidelines from the Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) Safety Commission. Amateur boxing referees exercise more control by using (8) counts and evaluating the boxers throughout a bout and can dispense counts at anytime (unlike professional boxing).

In addition to these stringent safety factors, a pre and post bouts medicals are required for all amateur boxers each and every time.
If you would like to get involved in boxing and join a club for fitness or to box then email us at info@sugarrays.co.uk and we will place you in touch with your nearest club.

Heavy weight Challange

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Hennessy Sports proudly present a:
Heavyweight Showdown, for the British Lightweight Title
Friday 8th December 2006
@ Goresbrook Leisure Centre, Dagenham
Doors Open 6.00pm, Boxing Starts 6.30pm
Tickets priced £35 & £75 are available on: 0870 060 1795.

12 x 3 British Lightweight Championship
Lee Meager vs. Jonathan Thaxton
(Salford) (Norwich)

10 x 3 Lightweight contest
John Murray vs. TBA
(Manchester) ()

10 x 3 Middleweight contest
Darren Barker vs. TBA
(Barnet) ()

8 x 3 Light Heavyweight contest
Spartacus vs. TBA
(Ipswich) ()

8 x 3 Welterweight contest
John O’Donnell vs. TBA
(Shepherds Bush) ()

6 x 3 Super Middleweight contest
Kreshnick Qato vs. TBA
(Wembley via Albany) ()

6 x 3 Middleweight contest
Matthew Thirlwall vs. TBA
(Bermondsey) ()

4 x 3 Lightweight contest
Lee Purdey vs. TBA
(Colchester) ()