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Main Rd Social Club, Moss Side to be demolished

I was driving past that old boxing venue of the 1970’s this morning and saw the workmen going in there. I stopped the car and walked in to be told its due for demolition.

I remember some fantastic nights in this arena when I was a boy, the ABA senior pre-lims and the ABA North West counties finals were held here when not at the Liverpool stadium.

These shows were effectively  Manchester V Liverpool contests and the atmosphere was amazing. I remember the likes of Bobby McKenley, Eddie Copeland, Solomen Jeng, Joey Jacobs, Clive Edwards and Chris Coady boxing in wars with their Liverpool counterparts, those were the days! It was tough back then.

Does anybody remember those nights or did you box there?