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Oxford blues not afraid of Paras killer fighters

#1
Couldn't find this story anywhere else on ARRSe - so 'pologies if its out there already.

Just interested to know:
* When/where is is to take place?
* How will I find out the results?
* Is anyone planning to put the 'best bits' on YouTube or similar?

It sounds like it will be proper entertainment :D

Oxford blues not afraid of Paras 'killer' fighters in boxing bout

Oxford’s boxing blues have laid down the gauntlet to their battle-hardened opponents from The Parachute Regiment with the taunt that “killing machines do not make good boxers”.


By Thomas Harding, Defence Correspondent
Published: 7:30AM GMT 03 Dec 2009

There will be some among the 3rd Bn The Parachute Regiment who will be eager to prove otherwise but only nine men from the 600 strong battalion will have the opportunity to get in the ring in the charity boxing match.

For the first time in its 100 year history Oxford will be up against not only the Army boxing champions but against men who only a year ago were fighting the Taliban at 20 paces.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/new...-of-Paras-killer-fighters-in-boxing-bout.html
 

The_Duke

LE
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#4
Fallschirmjager said:
Considering 3 PARA have won the Army Boxing Championships for a good few years now (unless on operational tour) we've a good chance of winning.
Already have done. As Gungy says, 8-1 to 3 Para, but apparently some good competition from Oxford. Of course "good competition" means "first loser" :D
 
#5
The_Duke said:
Fallschirmjager said:
Considering 3 PARA have won the Army Boxing Championships for a good few years now (unless on operational tour) we've a good chance of winning.
Already have done. As Gungy says, 8-1 to 3 Para, but apparently some good competition from Oxford. Of course "good competition" means "first loser" :D
It's a shame that Oxford entered the ladies volly ball team by mistake :D :D
 

263A

War Hero
#7
Gungythree said:
The_Duke said:
Fallschirmjager said:
Considering 3 PARA have won the Army Boxing Championships for a good few years now (unless on operational tour) we've a good chance of winning.
Already have done. As Gungy says, 8-1 to 3 Para, but apparently some good competition from Oxford. Of course "good competition" means "first loser" :D
It's a shame that Oxford entered the ladies volly ball team by mistake :D :D
True! 8O ,it should have their Mortar's :wink:
 
#8
The_Duke said:
Fallschirmjager said:
Considering 3 PARA have won the Army Boxing Championships for a good few years now (unless on operational tour) we've a good chance of winning.
Already have done. As Gungy says, 8-1 to 3 Para, but apparently some good competition from Oxford.
The Paras consider anything other than a nine-nil whitewash will be a slur on their reputation.
 

263A

War Hero
#9
Fat_Cav said:
The_Duke said:
Fallschirmjager said:
Considering 3 PARA have won the Army Boxing Championships for a good few years now (unless on operational tour) we've a good chance of winning.
Already have done. As Gungy says, 8-1 to 3 Para, but apparently some good competition from Oxford.
The Paras consider anything other than a nine-nil whitewash will be a slur on their reputation.
Bloody hell :oops: who are YOU quoting then?
 
#10
263A said:
Fat_Cav said:
The_Duke said:
Fallschirmjager said:
Considering 3 PARA have won the Army Boxing Championships for a good few years now (unless on operational tour) we've a good chance of winning.
Already have done. As Gungy says, 8-1 to 3 Para, but apparently some good competition from Oxford.
The Paras consider anything other than a nine-nil whitewash will be a slur on their reputation.
Bloody hell :oops: who are YOU quoting then?
It's in the Telegraph (link at the top which you obviously never read :roll: ) so it must be true.
In light of the outcome would it be fair to give any weight to it's accuracy?
 
#11
Fat_Cav said:
263A said:
Fat_Cav said:
The_Duke said:
Fallschirmjager said:
Considering 3 PARA have won the Army Boxing Championships for a good few years now (unless on operational tour) we've a good chance of winning.
Already have done. As Gungy says, 8-1 to 3 Para, but apparently some good competition from Oxford.
The Paras consider anything other than a nine-nil whitewash will be a slur on their reputation.
Bloody hell :oops: who are YOU quoting then?
It's in the Telegraph (link at the top which you obviously never read :roll: ) so it must be true.
In light of the outcome would it be fair to give any weight to it's accuracy?
To be as honest as I can :wink: no :lol:
 

Auld-Yin

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#12
Fallschirmjager said:
Considering 3 PARA have won the Army Boxing Championships for a good few years now (unless on operational tour) we've a good chance of whining when we lose.
There we go FSJ, I realise you are tired and made some typos at the end of your statement so I fixed it for you :wink:
 
#13
Torygraph reported it on 3 Dec, it's 7 Dec today - I'm guessing that means the fights took place over the w/e.

In which case, it would be nice to have soemthing a bit more substantial than gungy's very brief SITREP "8-1 to the Paras"

If anyone out there has a link to a more detailed report (or better yet a video or 9) I for one would like to see it/them.

And - whatever the final result - Nul Points to the PR Machines of the Uni and the regiment, for not making this better known. You'd have thought in these days of 'reality' TV, with a bit of advance warning, this might have attracted some local TV sports coverage at the very least . . .
 
#14
Stonker said:
Torygraph reported it on 3 Dec, it's 7 Dec today - I'm guessing that means the fights took place over the w/e.

In which case, it would be nice to have soemthing a bit more substantial than gungy's very brief SITREP "8-1 to the Paras"

If anyone out there has a link to a more detailed report (or better yet a video or 9) I for one would like to see it/them.

And - whatever the final result - Nul Points to the PR Machines of the Uni and the regiment, for not making this better known. You'd have thought in these days of 'reality' TV, with a bit of advance warning, this might have attracted some local TV sports coverage at the very least . . .
Just copied this from another site.


Thursday night at the main Gym at Wellington Barracks, London saw the clash of 3 PARA's B Team and Oxford University ABC, whilst the 1st Battalion the Grenadier Guards were deployed in Helmand.

Nine bouts, saw some good strong opposition but the night saw 8 - 1 in favour of 3 PARA.
A great evening and lots of cash raised for Airborne Forces Charities with a signed picture of Bryan Budd VC taking the fight to the Taliban making just under £2K.

Shaw/Jackson and Pyke all in attendance
 
#15
Gungythree said:
Stonker said:
Torygraph reported it on 3 Dec, it's 7 Dec today - I'm guessing that means the fights took place over the w/e.

In which case, it would be nice to have soemthing a bit more substantial than gungy's very brief SITREP "8-1 to the Paras"

If anyone out there has a link to a more detailed report (or better yet a video or 9) I for one would like to see it/them.

And - whatever the final result - Nul Points to the PR Machines of the Uni and the regiment, for not making this better known. You'd have thought in these days of 'reality' TV, with a bit of advance warning, this might have attracted some local TV sports coverage at the very least . . .
Just copied this from another site.


Thursday night at the main Gym at Wellington Barracks, London saw the clash of 3 PARA's B Team and Oxford University ABC, whilst the 1st Battalion the Grenadier Guards were deployed in Helmand.

Nine bouts, saw some good strong opposition but the night saw 8 - 1 in favour of 3 PARA.
A great evening and lots of cash raised for Airborne Forces Charities with a signed picture of Bryan Budd VC taking the fight to the Taliban making just under £2K.

Shaw/Jackson and Pyke all in attendance
Unless the text above is the report in its entirety, is there any chance of posting a link? I tried googling for the words above, but still didn't find anything online.
 
#16
Stonker said:
Gungythree said:
Stonker said:
Torygraph reported it on 3 Dec, it's 7 Dec today - I'm guessing that means the fights took place over the w/e.

In which case, it would be nice to have soemthing a bit more substantial than gungy's very brief SITREP "8-1 to the Paras"

If anyone out there has a link to a more detailed report (or better yet a video or 9) I for one would like to see it/them.

And - whatever the final result - Nul Points to the PR Machines of the Uni and the regiment, for not making this better known. You'd have thought in these days of 'reality' TV, with a bit of advance warning, this might have attracted some local TV sports coverage at the very least . . .
Just copied this from another site.


Thursday night at the main Gym at Wellington Barracks, London saw the clash of 3 PARA's B Team and Oxford University ABC, whilst the 1st Battalion the Grenadier Guards were deployed in Helmand.

Nine bouts, saw some good strong opposition but the night saw 8 - 1 in favour of 3 PARA.
A great evening and lots of cash raised for Airborne Forces Charities with a signed picture of Bryan Budd VC taking the fight to the Taliban making just under £2K.

Shaw/Jackson and Pyke all in attendance
Unless the text above is the report in its entirety, is there any chance of posting a link? I tried googling for the words above, but still didn't find anything online.
I read it elsewhere bud :wink: it's true :lol:
 
#18
muhandis89 said:
I'm reliably informed,that an ex 3 Para guy,now at Oxford,is training up for next year's return match.
He' starting at heavy 8O moving down,but kicking fly-weight into touch :wink:
 

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