Boxing bouts will he held again in Winchester after a 30-year absence. Andrew Pate has the details.
Kent MP Laura Sandys met aspiring Olympians at one of their training sessions at the Hornets Boxing Academy in Newington, Ramsgate.
After the visit, Laura said: “It was great to visit this relatively new boxing club that has real ambition to develop Olympic champions. The Academy is providing aspiring professional boxers with a place to train as well as coaching.
"They held their first large tournament in Ramsgate a fortnight ago and are hoping to host lots more in the future. It is an exciting project in Newington and I very much hope that in a few years, we may have a boxer from Thanet competing -and winning- an Olympic gold medal."
Ricky Hatton's bid to relaunch his boxing has been dramatically ended in Manchester.
Despite a solid start to the bout, he took a heavy body shot from Vyacheslav Senchenko that finished the fight.