Danny Thomas Memorial Trophy created

February 7, 2018 | by Gemma Field


Cornwall Boxing have created a Trophy in memory of their boxer Danny Thomas who was sadly killed in a vehicle accident late last year.

Cornwall took on their neighbouring county, Devon, in the gym where Thomas used to train – Bodmin Boxing Club with the winner keeping the Trophy for a year.

The event took place at the weekend and saw the Trophy take pride of place on the centre of the ring during the ring walks.

Chairman of Cornwall Boxing Wayne Salmon made a short speech to the 400 spectators about the background to the show.

The final results was Cornwall 5 Devon 5 with Cornwall keeping the Trophy for the year.

Salmon said: “Overall the boxing was a spectacle both teams giving their all. The trophy was handed back to myself Danny’s mother to keep for a year. It is now in the safe hands of Bodmin coach Mr Denis Crosby who was Danny’s coach from day one. Many thanks to the Devon boxers for their contribution to this very special emotional event. Cornwall boxing succeeded in keeping Danny’s name going.