Former boxing world champion Nigel Benn to enter the ring in Hemsworth

FORMER world middleweight boxing champion Nigel Benn will be entering the ring for a special charity fight at Hemsworth MW.

Benn, nicknamed ‘The Dark Destroyer’, will take on Hemsworth’s former professional boxer Dave Radford at the MDC Sports Stadium on Sunday, September 16.

The bout will be the first-ever fight held at Welfare’s home ground, on Wakefield Road, and proceeds will go to local charities.

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It’ll be proceeded by bouts involving amateur boxers, one of which could be a regional title fight, and there will be a question and answer session with Benn and Radford in the ring after the bout.

Former world heavyweight champion Tim Witherspoon is expected to attend and take part in the post-bout ‘Q & A’.

Doors open at 11am and musical turns will provide entertainment from 12 noon with refreshments also available.

The first boxers will enter the ring at 2.30pm with the main event taking place at 3.30pm.

All bouts will be three rounds of three minutes.

The event is ticket only. Contact Steve Reay on 07786 797601 for details.

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