Nicky sings at charity boxing night
Former X Factor finalist Nicky Mcdonald entertained a sell-out crowd at Lanarkshire’s boxing event Fight Night XIX.
Held at The Alona Hotel in Strathclyde Park, the 21-year-old wowed the audience in aid of the Battle Against Dementia (BAD) charity before a host of boxers took to the ring.
His brother Kevin had been set to take part in a charity boxing bout, also in aid of BAD, but was forced to pull out having broken a rib just days before the event.
Their mum Eileen Mcdonald told the Advertiser:“kevin was really disappointed to have to pull out of his fight, as he had been training really hard for it, not only in aid of the charity but also in memory of his grandmother, whom we lost to dementia seven years ago.
“It is a charity that Nicky is ambassador for and that is very dear to all of our hearts.
“We are grateful to Francis Gilluley of FSG Promotions, who organised the event, for donating some funds to BAD.”
Topping the bill on the night was Ray Kelly as well as Andy Smith who won his novice title fight.
Other fights included boxers Allen Pegman, who put on a terrific show against a tough opponent, Colin Blue, Steven Mcghee and William Strachan.
Event organiser Frances Gilluley, who also owns the Fighting Scots Gym, said:“once again our Fight Night event was a roaring success and we are very grateful to everyone who comes along and supports these nights in aid of charity.
“We have a lot of exciting events coming up this winter, including an evening with past and present Rangers players in Bothwell in October as well as Tommy the ‘Hitman’hearns who will be joining us at the Bothwell Bridge Hotel on November 9.
“Please keep your eyes peeled in the Advertiser and on our FSG Promotions Facebook page for some more announcements in the coming weeks.”