Nicky sings at char­ity box­ing night

Hamilton Advertiser - - FAIRHILL - Leona Greenan

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.”

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