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Charity boxing match raises £1,500 for PAC

LOCAL man, Shaun Takle, won his first his first ever boxing match and raised almost £1,700 for Frome charity, Positive Action on Cancer.

Shaun dedicated the fight to his girlfriend’s grandad Ron, who died earlier this year of cancer.

Despite having never boxed before, Shaun beat his opponent, an experienced boxer, on points and was named ‘Fighter of the Night’.

Shaun said, “The evening went really  well and it was an amazing night. My opponent said it was the best atmosphere he has ever experienced in boxing. There were over 350 people there and I was overwhelmed with the support everyone gave me.

“It took me a couple of weeks to recover and I couldn’t chew for a few days. Will I fight again? I don’t know. I’ve had an offer to fight, but I think I might leave it there.

“Thank you to everyone who came along to support me and thank you to all my sponsors. Lastly a massive thanks to Ryan Wheeler for coaching me.”