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  • lbpolice 3:46 pm on October 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Battle Badges II, BOB2, boxing, Fire and Rescue, LBFire, ,   

    Boxing – Battle of the Badges II @LBP_Police versus @LBFire for probably the last time 

    LBP in action against the mighty NYPDAfter the huge success of the Battle of the Badges in April when LBP defeated New York Police Department, it was decided to invite Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service to a similar event. They readily accepted and, due to the increased interest in this sport and indeed the event itself, it was necessary to carry out a ‘box-off’ on 21st September to discover who was to face the might of the Fire and Rescue Service. The ‘box-off’ was very well attended and our thanks go to those that supported that event.

    LBP vs Lothian Borders Fire and Rescue

    On Saturday 24th November 2012 the best fighters from Lothian and Borders Police and Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service will step into the ring for a black tie charity gala night of boxing at the Corn Exchange (New Market Road) Edinburgh, with doors opening from 6pm.

    Building on the massive success of the box-off, which saw eighteen of our best fighters compete for their place on this main event, in front of over 380 supporters and raising over £6000 for charity. The Battle of the Badges on the 24th November is all set to be a titanic battle of Red and Blue. Who will lift the shield and be named to champions of 2012?

     
  • lbpolice 10:20 am on May 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    LBP Boxers win W.C.B.C International Cup 

    Team Captain Mike Leask

    “The team to fight New York Police Department were selected from scratch in January and have been training from then at the Clovenstone gym every Friday. They trained for 2 hrs every Friday and a number of the guys lost up to 2 stone in weight.”

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    Deputy Chief Brian McCarthy, Sport and Recreation Co-ordinator Steve Harding and ACC Bill Skelly
    Photo Courtesy of Neil Spowart

    “The actual event was a huge success with the team defeating NYPD who had not been beaten before. Their boxers were picked via a selection process in the States and had demolished Staffordshire team on the Friday night. A fantastic amount was raised for our respective childrens charities, Caudwell Children Charity and Atlas Children’s Foundation

    The Team consisted of:

    Mike Leask- Captain/ Coach-Light middle Weight
    Alan Mark- Heavy weight
    Irfan Majid- Light middle weight
    Craig McCall- Light Heavy weight
    Callum Mill- Light Heavy weight
    Dave McMahon- Cruiser Weight
    Alan Lloyd- Light Heavy Weight
    Brian O’Neill- Heavy weight
    Steve Livinstone- Super Heavy Weight.
     
    The guys fought brilliantly on the evening at the Corn exchange in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 500 family, friends and colleagues winning the event 4 -3. This was fantastic given that Irfan Majid, Alan Mark, Craig MaCall and of course Big Steve Livingstone had never actually boxed before.
     
    The other bouts were very tough with Brian O’Neill knocking out his opponent in spectacular fashion and Alan Mark undeservedly losing the bout albeit the crowd had him winning the fight with a rock solid display and probably the fight of the evening.
     
    Mike Leask fought a very experienced southpaw boxer and gained a good victory as did Dave McMahon who almost stopped his man in the 3rd round with excellent punching power however he was saved by the bell.
     
    Callum Mill fought an experienced fighter likewise and was unlucky to lose the bout. Irfan Majid in his first ever boxing fight fought like an experienced amateur and was one of the stars of the show with his work horse effort and conditioning deservedly gaining the victory with a majority verdict on the judges score cards.
     
    Craig MaCall was giving away a stone in weight and fought one of the best fighters on the American team but overcome the nerves to make it though to the end with some good defensive work, superb effort.
     
    Alan Llloyd fought the coach of the American team in an exhibition bout to start the event and although the bout wasn’t scored it was great to see Alan box after almost 20 years away from the ring.
     EX World Champ Tim Witherspoon and Steve Livingstone after their bout
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Steve Livingston was the star of the show boxing the ex World champion Tim Witherspoon. He was met by an electric reception and traded blows with the Ex champ and lasted the 3 x 2 minutes with ease. Bearing in Mind Steve struggled to last 1 minute of sparring when he started 12 weeks earlier. A fantastic effort from Steve and an inspiration to any potential boxer with ambition to box.
     
     
    There will hopefully be a return leg in New York in October but there is discussions to be held with the Fire Service for a similar night in November again at the Corn Exchange.
     
    We have won the W.C.B.C International cup which we will retain until the next event. A truly remarkable story given that we only started in January.”
     
     Battle of the Badges Boxing team
    LBP Boxing team
     
     
     
  • lbpolice 2:22 pm on May 1, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Battle of the Badges update 


    Pleased to say the event was a great success, with lots of money raised for charity.LBP edged out NYPD 4 bouts to 3 after a thrilling last fight. Mike Leask was delighted with result from his scratch team as this is believed to be the first defeat for the New York lads.

    Stevie Livingstone had the experience of a lifetime when he when up against ‘Terrible Tim’ and gained a draw and the respect of the former World Champion. To quote Stevie “I had the time of my life tonight. It was an amazing experience to box with Tim Witherspoon and I enjoyed every minute of it.”

     
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