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Published August 2013
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Betty's Friday Night Boxing Promotion is specifically set up to raise funds for well deserved charities. Lou Lou speaks to the people from this promotion with the most cuddly name I have ever come across. But don't let the name fool you this is a full blown, quality boxing show based in Sydenham who are doing good stuff.

The promoters Colleen Wright who at 31 is also the full time manager of THE TUDOR LIVESEY MEMORIAL HALL in Sydenham which hosts The Betty's Boxing shows.
Co promoter Mason Wright 24 started planning the first show within days of having the idea and has since thrown himself into Betty's Boxing with so much energy and so much heart heart that he now eats, sleeps and breathes this awesome little show. This show is rapidly becoming one of the best charity boxing promotions in the South East.
Running for about a year they are at present busy finalising and putting everything in order ready for their 3rd show (which is on Friday 28th March) and as usual is being held at The Tudor Livesey Memorial Hall in Sydenham.
The promoters  decided on  three charities  they would most like to help, and they have donated to Cancer Research, BRAKE (road safety and awareness charity) and the third Demelza In Eltham.
They are now permanently registered to Demelza (a local Children's Hospice). Mason said ''They are a small charity and do not receive as much funding as other well known charities so we thought being in a position to help them with funding would be perfect.''
For The first show Mason and Colleen found their batch of fighters mainly from friends and family and via interest on The Betty's Boxing FACEBOOK page.
Their second show's fight card filled much quicker because there was so much positive feedback about the first.
After the second show, which was another great success People began phoning, emailing and in boxing Betty's Boxing asking if they could please fight at their next event
Practically overnight Betty's Boxing at The Tudor Livesey became the place to be. People wanted to fight, People wanted to watch the boxing show, and people wanted to come because they had been before and knew they were in for another great night out.
I asked Mason a few questions and this what he had to say ' I haven't ever fought  myself but my twin brother fights professionally on other shows so that's probably what started my interest in the boxing. We named the show BETTY'S originally because my uncle (the owner of Tudor Livesey Hall)  for some reason calls everyone he meets 'Betty'. Colleen and I thought that by telling him we were starting a boxing promotion and we wanted to call it 'BETTY'S'' after him, and then ask to use his hall for the show we might just get the hall rent free hahahah!. And we did Happy days :)
Another reason We liked the idea of naming the promotion ''Betty's'' was because it had a friendly 'charity' feel to it. Most other other fighting events have an aggressive name e.g Fury, Cage Rage etc and we wanted to make Betty's stand out.
We feel like there are not enough boxing shows out there ,that will give boxers with very limited experience the chance to fight on. So far we have had first timers, amateurs and semi pros box for us and at our last show we had two of the best M.M.A. fighters in the country, Jason Young and Jake Bostwick fighting it out, helping to raise funds for charity.
We've had quite a few pull outs and as a smaller show it affects us more than the big shows because they have more options to replace fighters and have financial backing to cover their losses. Unfortunately pull outs are a promoters worst nightmare but are half expected''
Anyway back to details. The ticket prices for Betty's are as follows... V.I.P costs £450 for a table that seats 10 and there are 3 available. 8 normal tables are available that also seat 10 and cost £350 each ,and standard tickets costing £20 each are available by booking or on the door. If you purchase a whole table  Tudor Livesey  will give you a 5 pint jug of beer which is included in the price!
Betty's Boxing advertise on Facebook and put posters and flyers up in and around local Boxing and M.M.A. gyms. The Family own other sports and social bars including The Tudor Livesey and STC New Eltham so advertise there as well.
Local men such as James O'Brien, Tommy House, Aaron Firth and the Cordoroy cousins are regular fighters and they are all on the fight card for 28th March. 
Betty's intends to continue as it is, doing more shows and raising more funds for their chosen charities.They are sponsored by Able Skills in Dartford, which is a family business run by Masons Uncle, Gary Measures and Masons mum Angela Wright.
Betty's Boxing is here to stay and the only thing I can see changing for this promotion is its size.
Betty's Boxing and The Tudor Livesey, on a personal note, I loved having the opportunity of coming to your first show with 10 of my cousins, we had a proper wicked night and as a family we love that you are raising money for good causes.
Thank you Lou Lou for a great interview get yourself along to their next fight night people and support this great show. 

Bettys Friday Night Fights can be found on Facebook
Brake Road Safety Charity
For more information on how you may be able to help Demelza take a look at their website
The Cancer Research Foundation can be found here

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