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Boxing stars to fight it out on campus

21/01/2019
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Boxing stars of the future will be entering the ring when the University of Wolverhampton hosts a national student championship. 

The Department of Sport has been successful in its bid to host the 2019 British University Colleges Sport (BUCS) boxing championships at the Walsall Campus Sports Centre on the weekend of 1-3 February 2019.

Universities from across the UK attend the event with male and female students competing in 10 weight categories to fight it out for a gold medal and 12 BUCS points for their respective universities.

The competition is recognised as part of the BUCS big event calendar and this is the first time the University of Wolverhampton has hosted a BUCS event in its history.

Sports Manager James Dale said: “We’re really looking forward to hosting the 2019 British University Colleges Sport (BUCS) boxing championships. This will be an exciting opportunity for our staff, students and the local community to see boxing stars of the future competing and also to showcase our facilities at the Walsall Campus.”

Adult tickets cost £5 per day or a weekend pass is £10 for adults, and £2.50 per day and £5 for weekend pass for under 16s.

Doors will open at 8am each day, with the finals for each weight categories taking place from 11am – 5pm on Sunday 3 February 2019.

For more detailed information about the event, please see the below link which will direct you to the BUCS boxing website: https://www.bucs.org.uk/athlete.asp?section=20075&sectionTitle=Boxing+%28NEW%29

Further information

Date Issued: Monday, 21 January 2019

For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

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