Royal Marines take on US Marine Corps in boxing match – live on The Sun Online

Marines from both nations will step into the ring for eight titanic bouts at Commando Training Centre Lympstone, Devon, tomorrow night – in front of a 2,000 strong crowd.

It is the first time Royal Marine Commandos and comrades from the USMC have fought in the UK and promises to be a “belter.”

And YOU can watch all the action on The Sun’s website for FREE.

The historic clash is the warm up event for a lavish night of boxing at a swanky London hotel next Tuesday (May 8) before Top Brass and VIP guests screened on Sky Sports.

A source said: “The Royal Marines and USMC are brothers with a unique bond.

“We’re about to find out who is the big brother. It’s going to be a belter.”

Col Mike Tanner Commandant Commando Training Centre Royal Marines and Chair of RN&RM Boxing Association and Chair of UK Armed Forces Boxing, said:

“It is an absolute pleasure to welcome the USMC boxing squad to Lympstone, to compete in the inaugural RM vs USMC boxing match.

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“Whoever wins, I already know that this will be a fiercely contested but friendly competition, such is the endearment that the Royal Marines and their USMC brothers have for each other.

“Bring out the boxers!”

The US team flew in earlier this week for the two nights of epic boxing.

Thursday’s bouts before fellow Royal Marines promises to be the perfect build up to the main event next week – dubbed The Rumble Across the Atlantic.

That will be held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London, before an audience of 400 and feature four fights.

It will later feature fundraising for the Royal Marine’s own charity, which supports former Marines and their families.

Andy Taylor-Whyte, of The Royal Marines Charity, said: “The ‘Rumble Across the Atlantic’ will be a brilliant and unique sporting event between the Royal Marines and the United States Marine Corps to celebrate the close links between these extraordinary military forces.

“Proceeds from the night will enabling Royal Marines and their families, past and present to overcome life changing injury, life limiting illness including PTSD, transition to civilian life and poverty.

“We really appreciate all those who serve, have served and those tonight who will support these extraordinary individuals and their families.”

The entire first fight night will be live streamed for free on The Sun’s own webpage.

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