Boxing: Middleton Select’s Curtis Fitzsimmons brings home gold from Riviera Box Cup

Date published: 18 August 2021

Boxer Curtis Fitzsimmons has brought home a gold medal from the Riviera Box Cup tournament this last weekend (14 and 15 August).

The Middleton Select ABC fighter, who lives in Littleborough, won his first bout against Jack Silk, of Lympstone Boxing Club, on points in Saturday’s semi-final.

Fitzsimmons, 23, then went on to face Mason Brewes, of Baker St Boxing Club, in the 74kg elite weight finals the following day.

Fitzsimmons was declared the victor after stopping his opponent at the end of the first round.

Middleton Select coach, Martyn Lynch said he was “very proud” of Fitzsimmons.

The Riviera Box Cup is a two-day Olympic-style boxing tournament for junior, youth and senior boxers which takes place in Torquay, hosted by the Torbay Amateur Boxing Club.

This year’s tournament took place over the weekend of 14 and 15 August, and featured only English boxing clubs due to the Covid-19 pandemic, rather than being open to the home nations.

Do you have a story for us?

Let us know by emailing
All contact will be treated in confidence.

To contact the Rochdale Online news desk, email or visit our news submission page.

To get the latest news on your desktop or mobile, follow Rochdale Online on Twitter and Facebook.

While you are here...

...we have a small favour to ask; would you support Rochdale Online and join other residents making a contribution, from just £3 per month?

Rochdale Online offers completely independent local journalism with free access. If you enjoy the independent news and other free services we offer (event listings and free community websites for example), please consider supporting us financially and help Rochdale Online to continue to provide local engaging content for years to come. Thank you.

Support Rochdale Online