Wakefield Wildcats Higgins eyes glory in boxing ring

Liam Higgins
Liam Higgins

WAKEFIELD Trinity Wildcats prop Liam Higgins will swap the rugby field for the boxing ring when he takes part in the first ever Rugby League Prizefighter event next month.

Hull FC assistant coach Lee Radford will head the bill for the event at Hull Arena on December 17, which forms part of Radford’s testimonial that runs for three months from December 1.

Also fighting will be Papua New Guinea legend Stanley Gene, who is currently been trained by former world champion Stevie Smith, former Great Britain captain Paul Sculthorpe and ex-Huddersfield and Sheffield forward Dale Laughton.

Higgins will be one of four current Super League players appearing in the ring with St Helens’ Louis McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Weller Haruaki, from Leeds Rhinos, and Salford Reds’ Lee Jewitt.

The eight fighters will be fighting for the £5,000 winner’s prize money and the draw for the fights will take place at Radford’s testimonial dinner on Sunday, December 4.

The event will also support the children’s charity www.lifeforakid.com which Radford supports as a charity patron.

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