Gala Charity Boxing: Gabala vs. Repton (London)
On 27 June, TEAS organised a Gala Charity Boxing Match at York Hall – the home of East London boxing. Over eight bouts, boxers from the Repton club were pitted against an Azerbaijani team from the Gabala Sports Club. Gary Newbon – the face of ITV sport for nearly 40 years – compered the evening. He is now a mainstay of Sky Sports’ presenting team, and Sky Sports broadcast live interviews from the event.
The event, arranged in collaboration with Tony ‘Mr Arsenal’ Adams and Darren ‘Dazzling’ Barker raised £10,000 for the Mo Farah Foundation. It also increased awareness of the ‘Many Happy Returns’ campaign, which highlights the plight of the estimated 875,000 Azerbaijani refugees and IDPs who are the ongoing victims of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The star-studded audience included former WBC world heavyweight champion Frank Bruno and former WBC world light-heavyweight champion John Conteh. The video shows highlights from this memorable evening.