Char­ity box­ing match a knock­out suc­cess

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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

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