A MAN from Abingdon is setting up a new amateur boxing club where “everyone will be welcome.”

Paul Blair will launch the club at Abingdon United Football Club after the summer. There will be an open day on September 4 and the club will be fully open from September 12.

Mr Blair, 40, said: “I turned my life around and I’ve done a lot of community work in my area and working for the community is something that is really close to my heart.

“I’ve had boxing in my life since forever so I used that as a catalyst – I wanted to set up this boxing club for two years and now we have got all the funding. My hope is that everyone will feel welcome.”

For more information, visit the club’s Facebook page.

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This story was written by Anna Colivicchi, she joined the team this year and covers health stories for the Oxfordshire papers. 

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