We’re out to punch in Leeds
A WHITE-COLLAR boxing night raised a knockout £20,000 towards new premises for the Zone youth club in Leeds.
Jewish boxers went head-to-head in six bouts, cheered on by 250 people at a suite at Leeds United’s Elland Road stadium.
Boxers included 32-year-old property company boss Nick Statman, who makes trips to Vegas to see the big fights. Although he lost his contest — “my opponent came out with all guns blazing”— the important thing was “the great cause”.
Organiser Daniel Buck reported that “the atmosphere was very good with the crowd getting behind the fighters”.
Proceeds will help the Zone reach a £1 million target to finance a move from its Moortown premises to a newly-built youth and sports facility, including all-weather pitches, on the Brodetsky Jewish Primary School campus.
In charge of the cover-up: Nick Statman takes protective action during his bout at the charity white-collar boxing evening