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Cambridge University Amateur Boxing Club

 

Cambridge University Amateur Boxing Club

Cambridge University Amateur Boxing Club (CUABC) is the boxing club of the University of Cambridge, England. The club was founded in 1896 after the King's College Boxing Club amalgamated with Fordham's School of Arms to form the Cambridge University Boxing & Fencing Club (CUB&FC).[1]

The club has competed against Oxford University Amateur Boxing Club in The Varsity Match each year since 1897 to win the Truelove Bowl. Typically, the match location switches between Oxford and Cambridge, though recently Cambridge have hosted matches in London. Boxers who compete in the Varsity Match are traditionally awarded a Full Blue by the Cambridge University Men's Blues Committee if they win individually or the team wins. Other boxers, such as those having been selected for a second Varsity Match can be awarded a Blue at the discretion of the committee.

In the 2005 Varsity Match, Kaleen Love of Oxford defeated Catherine Tubb of Cambridge in the first womans Varsity boxing bout. Catherine Tubb had previously beaten Kaleen at the BUSA championships held in December 2004. Both were awarded Extraordinary Full Blues for their athletic accomplishments.[2] In recent years, two more Extraordinary Full Blues have been awarded to Sarah Burden and Heley Matthews.

In both the 2005 and 2009 Varsity Matches, CUABC beat OUABC by the maximum 9-0 margin. Cambridge University Amateur Boxing Club (CUABC) remains the only side to have achieved this incredible feat since the number of bouts was increased to 9 in the 1950s.

The running Varsity Match total, as of 2013, now stands at 51-51.

CUABC train at Fenner's Gym in Cambridge

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.cuabc.org.uk/about/article/the_strange_and_terrible_history_of_varsity_boxing/
  2. ^ http://users.ox.ac.uk/~sprtwblc/annual_report/PaulaCroxson2005-2006.doc

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