Tussle in Montrose Town Hall was a knockout

Paul "P-Man" McLaughlan (red) vs Jack "The Ripper" Miller.
Paul "P-Man" McLaughlan (red) vs Jack "The Ripper" Miller.

A charity fight night in Montrose Town Hall has proved to be a hit - raising over £6000 for three local causes.

Mark Stephen, one of the organisers of the event, praised the novice fighters for their display on the night.

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He said: “Everyone did exceptionally well. I am so proud of every one of them. Each of the fighters had their own entrance music, which created a great atmosphere.

“It did put a bit of pressure on the fighters, but all of them put on a great display.

“All fights went really well - there was only one fight that didn’t go the distance. It was a really good night. Everyone gave it 100 per cent.”

The event also proved a hit with the public - with over 500 people in attendance.

Louise "Wee Warrior" Martin. makes her entrance.

Louise "Wee Warrior" Martin. makes her entrance.

Mark added: “It was a total sell out. We could have sold more - that’s how successful it was. There were nine fights in total, with one dropped as a result of an injury just over a week before the fights took place.

“We had a very successful evening; the crowd was great creating a magic atmosphere.

“The total was just over £6000.”

Owing to the success of the event, plans are already afoot to do the same next year.

Paul "P-Man" McLaughlan

Paul "P-Man" McLaughlan

Mark concluded: “We’ve already had people come forward to put their name down for next year, and companies get in touch about sponsoring fights. We will pick another three charities to benefit from next year’s event, and start recruiting new boxers next spring.”

Jodie "the Blonde Bomber" Black (red) vs Louise "Wee Warrior" Martin.

Jodie "the Blonde Bomber" Black (red) vs Louise "Wee Warrior" Martin.

Winner of the first bout Paul "P-Man" McLaughlan (red).

Winner of the first bout Paul "P-Man" McLaughlan (red).