A "top tier" boxing show took place over the weekend, aimed at uniting the Sikh community. 

Sri Guru Singh Sabha Slough hosted their third boxing show – Singh Sabha Fight Show III - which saw over 40 competitors from Gurdwara boxing clubs across the UK.

The competition was professionally run and saw many hundreds in attendance. 

Singh Sabha Fight Show III was organised by volunteers from Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha (Slough and Southall) and Ik Nishana Boxing Club who run classes for the youth and adults every week at the Singh Sabha Gurdwaras in Slough and Southall. 

Sunny Singh, head coach at Ik Nishana said: “It was a proud moment to see the fighters put all their hard work and practice into action.

"It was a long, hard journey and I'm more than happy with their performances. 
“Events like this build individual characters and give our community a sense of belonging.

"We train fighters to incorporate discipline and consistency in their lives which mentally gives them the confidence to fight in front of an audience."

“Also, events like this give our community a sense of strong identity and belonging - living in Western civilisation we can easily forget our roots, but these events remind us of the Sikh men and women we are and what we stand for.” 

The aim of the shows has been to nurture talent and provide a springboard platform for fighters and clubs to excel and eventually enter the professional domain. 

The event showcased talent from all regions of the country and saw children as young as six take part. 

The Gurdwara boxing clubs that competed include Lions MMA (Bradford, Birmingham, Hertfordshire, Oldbury, Wolverhampton), Lions Reign MMA (Slough), and Wolverhampton Khalsa Boxing Club. 

A spokesperson for Sri Guru Singh Sabha Slough added: "At a time when attacks on Sikh children - especially those with turbans - have become prevalent on social media, it’s apparent that events like this provide unwavering and vital support for the community."

The theme of Fight Show III was ‘rights’, with educational and informative talks from Sikh organisations on current issues throughout the event. 

Professional Sikh boxer Inder BassiWe also gave an inspirational speech on the day.

A spokesperson for Sri Guru Singh Sabha Slough said: “It’s amazing to see our events going from strength to strength and making a real impact on the lives of our community and Sikhs across the country."