A Royal Bermuda Regiment boxing night scheduled for Thursday has been cancelled. Organisers were forced to pull the plug on the first of two nights of international military boxing as the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) fighters were unable to fly out in time due to the after effects of Hurricane Irma.
But the Saturday night event, to be held in the Berkeley Institute gymnasium, will go ahead as planned and include the JDF boxers.
The RBR’s Major Ben Beasley said: “It is with regret we have had to cancel the Thursday event, but Irma has caused almost unprecedented disruption in the Caribbean area.”
The tournament will feature top fighters from the RAF, the JDF, the US Naval Academy as well as the RBR.
Major Beasley added: “We will be organizing a collection for hurricane relief at the tournament, so it’s not only a great night’s entertainment but a chance to help make a difference to our friends and neighbours in the Caribbean who have suffered so much in the past few days.”
And he said: “We would encourage the public to come out to Saturday’s event and show their support for the JDF and Bermuda’s soldiers, who are deploying to the Caribbean to help in hurricane relief operations.”
Tickets for the Thursday fights, which were due to take place at Warwick Camp, will be valid for Saturday’s event or ticket buyers can opt for a refund.
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