BOXING: MEMBERS of Chester Amateur Boxing Club are aiming to do the city proud when they take part in a series of high-profile bouts.
The oldest club in Britain, St Paul's of Hull, have invited Chester for a team match on October 22.
That will be followed four days later by a trip to Yorkshire to take on Sheffield Boxing Club.
Chester will have a full team on show for a match organised by Sheffield ex-pro Glyn Rhodes and Chester's Tommy Dix.
Tickets have already sold out for Chester's show in Dublin against one of Ireland's oldest clubs, Golden Cobra, on November 4.
Chester ABC honorary member Dix said: 'Paddy Hyland, Golden Cobra's chief coach, has informed me that he has never known of such interest in a visiting team for years. The show is a sell-out before the tickets have been printed.
'Some might think that such a schedule is ambitious, but those involved are quietly confident that the boys are more than ready for the challenge.'
Dix added: 'The boys aim to do themselves, the club and Chester proud when they box in these shows.'