Charity boxing match a knockout success
A CHESHAM boxer helped raise more than £20,000 for charity by taking part in a star-studded fundraising event at the weekend.
Some 400 people, including actors from Coronation Street and Hollyoaks, enjoyed six bouts of boxing at the White Collar Charity Fight, which took place at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester on Saturday (April 23).
Steven Walker, from Xtreme Fighting and Fitness Academy based in Chesham, was the main event of the evening facing Nathan Lavery with more than 60 plus fights under his belt.
Mr Walker won the first, second and third round and went on to out box Mr Lavery. About 20 of Mr Walker’s friends from Chesham went along to the event to support him.
Pat Fahy, from Chesham, who is trained by Mr Walker, was also due to fight on the night but he had to pull out after he damaged ligaments in his ankle after falling in a pothole while he was out running.
However, he was still involved with the event by joining the celebrity judging panel alongside Freddie Flintoff and The X Factor’s Jake Quickenden.
Mr Fahy said: “Saturday night was amazing and everything we had hoped it would be. Steve made some superb connections and looked like a pro boxer. Steve went on to out box Nathan and connected with an super upper-hook sending Nathan to the canvas for one last time.”
The event raised more than £20,000 for the charity Joining Jack, to help the fight against Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Ring side: Steven Walker (white shorts), from Chesham, was the main event at Saturday’s White Collar Charity Fight