Titans clash in the ring for Emily Shutt
Last updated at 13:00, Friday, 08 March 2013
Generous boxers will go glove-to-glove in a charity fight night tomorrow to raise money for a three-year-old Workington girl battling leukaemia.
The Clash of the Titans event at Workington’s Carnegie Theatre will feature six semi-professional fights and five amateur fights to raise money for Emily Shutt.
Emily, of Railbank Drive, was diagnosed with the disease days after her second birthday and has to go through gruelling chemotherapy.
This is the fourth Clash of the Titans event.
The third fight night last November raised about £3,000 for Emily, and the organisers have decided to support her again.
The money will be used to help fund Emily’s visits to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary for treatment.
Event organiser Dave Straughton, 36, of Hokushinko Fight Academy, said: “I think it’s a fantastic cause and we just wanted to do a bit more for her.”
The amateur fights will pit fighters from Seaton against those from Northside.
Peter Gilmour, 32, secretary of Seaton Rangers Rugby League Club, took part in the last event along with other club members, and several friends from Northside asked if they could get involved in the next fight night.
He said: “Fighting in the last event was probably the biggest buzz I have had in my life. It was a sell-out.
“We could have sold it out twice over.”
Peter won his fight in the second round but has decided to take a break from competing this year.
The six semi-pro fights will feature competitors from all over the UK.
Doors will open at 6pm and the event will be followed by an after-show party in the Bounty.
Standard tickets and VIP tickets are available at £20 and £30 and can be bought from the fight academy or by calling Dave Straughton on 07788 269415.
First published at 12:29, Friday, 08 March 2013
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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