Help For Heroes Boxing Event
A number of Merseyside
Police officers are in training to take to the ring for a charity
boxing event. The evening is a re-match to an earlier event last
November in aid of Help for Heroes; a charity for wounded soldiers
and their families. Round 2 against HM Prison Risley and Merseyside
Fire and Rescue Service will take place on Saturday, 9 June 2012 at
the Olympia, on West Derby Road, Liverpool. A total of 15 officers
will be participating, led by their team captains DC Paul Smith and
PC Craig Peel.
Paul Smith, a detective constable
in Liverpool South, said:- "I used to be in the Army as did
some of the other officers so we wanted to show our support and do
something for a charity that we really believe in. Most of the team
members have never boxed before and although we meet up every 2
weeks to train as a team, we have all been training individually up
to five days a week to prepare for this event."
Tickets cost £15 and £5 from every ticket sale will go towards to
Help the Heroes. Entry is free for serving military personnel and
doors open at 4.30 pm.
regiment return home
A Special homecoming parade
will take place in Liverpool city centre on Saturday, 9 June 2012.
The Soldiers from 156 (North West) Transport Regiment will mark
their safe return from Afghanistan with a service and parade in
Liverpool. Liverpool's Lord Mayor, Councillor Sharon Sullivan,
said:- "This parade will be the perfect opportunity to welcome
home these brave men and women who risk their lives everyday to make
our world a safer place to live. To see the regiment march through
the city will be a magnificent sight and I want to encourage as many
people as possible come into the city centre on Saturday to give
these heroes a warm welcome home and the recognition they deserve."
As a branch of the Territorial Army, the regiment is made up of
volunteers, many of who have regular jobs to hold down and families
to care and provide for. They are returning from a 6 month long tour
of Afghanistan. A private service of thanksgiving will take place at
Liverpool Parish Church Our Lady and St Nicholas which will be
followed by a parade through the city centre and an inspection at
Exchange Flags during which 30 personnel will be presented with
Afghanistan medals by the Duke of Westminster in recognition of
their hard work and support to our armed forces.
Photographs by Steve
Parkin - Hatton Promotions
heavyweight hell raisers Lucas Browne and Richard Towers have been
preparing for their big 'Road to Glory' contests by
bashing each other! Australian champ 'Big Daddy'
Browne and 6ft 8in Towers are in a training camp together at the
famed Ingle gym in Sheffield. Towers who has won all 13 pro fights
challenges for his first professional title on the 'Road to Glory'
bill at Manchester Velodrome on Saturday, 16 June 2012, when he
meets Frenchman Gregory Tony for the vacant EU heavyweight title.
Perth's Browne who has won all 12 contests, 11 inside the distance
expects another big hitting win when he faces tough Hastings Rasani
on the big card.
Hatton Promotions CEO Ricky Hatton explained:- "Richard and
Lucas have been sparring together up in Sheffield for over a week
now. The feedback I'm getting is that both have loved the experience
and feel they have both brought each other along. Finding sparring
at heavyweight can sometimes prove difficult but this has been great
for both as they are highly touted prospects so sparring of this
quality doesn't come along often."
The unbeaten duo are closing in on some of Britain's big names like
Tyson Fury and British and Commonwealth champion, David Price.
Former 2 weight world champion Hatton added:- "We could most
probably land them big fights right now, but it is about the right
fight at the right time. When these lads do challenge for major
titles, I expect them to win and reign for a fair amount of time. It
says a lot about them that they are willing to help each other
especially when they are both at similar stages in their careers."
The talent stacked card is Hatton Promotions biggest so far, and
there will be even larger events later this year. 4 big fights
feature on the bill, including Scott Quigg challenging Rendall
Munroe for the vacant interim WBA super-bantamweight crown. Towers'
fellow Sheffield boxer Ryan Rhodes meets Sergey Rabchenko for the
vacant European light-middleweight championship. In a special
attraction unbeaten British middleweight champion Martin Murray
faces French title holder Karim Achour. Other fights - Craig
Watson v Tomasz Mazurciewicz, Adam Etches v S/O, Jazza Dickens v
Amor Beladj Ali, Scott Jenkins v
Kristian Laight, Adam Little v Dee Mitchell and Kallum De'Ath v
All VIP and ringside tickets have been sold. The remaining tickets
are available priced at £55, £35 and £30, but are limited You can
purchase tickets by calling Hatton Promotions hotline on:- 01925 755
222 or online at:-