DONNY Day stole the limelight when St Osyth Boxing Club staged their first-ever show at Orchards Holiday Park.

The venue was packed and the crowd were not to be disappointed, during a full night of 18 bouts.

Eight representatives from the home club were on the card, with a few of the team stepping into the ring for the first time.

The pressure was really on Day, who works as a lifeguard at the venue and had huge support.

In what was voted the bout of the night, he did not disappoint with a brutal display of boxing.

Combining skill, aggression and fitness, he was rewarded with a unanimous victory which left the many who came to support him ecstatic.

The boxer of the night award went to Jake Godderidge, who had his third skills bout and displayed great skills and movement for someone who only started boxing last August.

Club president John H Stracey, a former world champion, was ringside, showing his support and presenting the trophies.

The feedback from all the clubs and officials was very positive, with people saying the crowd and venue went well past expectations.

Money raised from the show has made the club financially secure for the foreseeable future and the club have been approached to run a dinner show later in the year.

Head coach Billy Taylor said: "We certainly raised a few eyebrows, putting on such a successful event, bearing in mind our size and how long we've been running.

"We'd like to thank all the clubs that came along to support the show and especially like to thank Orchards Holiday Park for hosting the night, showing their commitment to supporting the local community."

The following week, Carl Rollin travelled to Norfolk for a rematch against an opponent who narrowly beat him at the St Osyth show.

He produced a strong performance in all three rounds, with certain shots rocking the home boxer to the point that it was thought the referee would intervene.

In the end, though, the judges awarded the win to the home boxer.

Immediately after, Rollin went to ask the coach and boxer for another shot as soon as possible.