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SIX Scarborough Amateur Boxing Club members will be in action in tonight’s dinner show at the Crown Spa.

Kyle O’Toole, Sean Eade, Mathew Atkinson, Jake Hinchcliffe, Gary Walker and Jamie Scotter will all hope to thrill their local audience and guests, with the dinner starting at 7pm and the boxing set to begin around 8.30pm.

Ranked nationally as No 3 middleweight, Scotter is making the move up to light-heavy weight for the first time with a view to entering this seasons ABAE championships at his new weight.

Further bouts of note see three times national champion and young England boxer, Scott Jenkins (Chesterfield) challenging full England international boxer, Ben Falaja (Middlesbrough). Tw- time national champion, Rod Smith (Chesterfield) challenges John Green (Middlesbrough).

All proceeds from this evening’s raffle will go to the Help For Heroes campaign, which will be presented at the end of the evening to a member of the Royal Air Force Boxing Association.

Tonight’s auction includes framed signed boxing gloves by the great Sugar Ray Leonard, former world champion Naseem Hamed, reigning world heavyweight champion David Haye and former world champion Mike Tyson.

Further items include framed, signed pictures and gloves by the reigning world light-welterweight champion Amir Khan.

Also up for grabs is a framed, signed photo of former world champion Ricky Hatton, with his friend Wayne Rooney.

The programme of bouts are from the following but may be subject to change.

1.53kg: K O’Toole (Scarborough ABC) v T Logan (Huddersfield University ABC)

2.60kg: S Eade (Scarborough ABC) v T Pukos (Kingston ABC)

3.64kg: L Bell (Driffield ABC) v U Mohammed (Aspire ABC)

4.57kg: J Kell (South Normington ABC) v D Coomber (Aspire ABC)

5.38kg: A Sutton (City of Hull ABC) v R Sykes (Armthorpe ABC)

6.60kg: M Atkinson (Scarborough ABC) v SAC Windsor (RAFBA)

7.60kg: S Jenkins (St Michaels ABC) v J Green (Phil Thomas SOB)

8.74kg: J Hinchcliffe (Scarborough ABC) v J White (Armthorpe ABC)

9.64kg: G Walker (Scarborough ABC) v R Stevenson (Armthorpe ABC)

10.64kg: SAC Ellis (RAFBA) v T Simmandie (Phil Thomas SOB)

11.70kg: R Smith (St Michaels ABC) v B Falaja (Phil Thomas ABC)

12.81kg: J Scotter (Scarborough ABC) v R Pearce (South Normington ABC)