Boxing News


Setting the record straight on the upcoming fundraiser in America


TWO weeks ago, Boxing News reported on a new event taking place in America in October this year that will raise funds and awareness for Ringside Charitable Trust. It takes place in Orlando and will see boxers like, among others, like Duke Mckenzie, Chris Pyatt, Steve Collins, James Cook and Michael Watson head to the USA for a series of fundraiser­s.

The story, headlined Jolly Boys Outing, led some readers to come to the wrong conclusion – that it was being funded by the charity that is raising money to open a residentia­l home for ex-boxers. To be absolutely clear, it is not.

“The trustees of Ringside Charitable Trust would like to make it abundantly clear that not a penny has been used from the Ringside Charitable Trust account to fund this venture,” Dave Harris of RCT stated.

“ALL expenses are being met by David Moth, who is a tireless fundraiser and has inspired the David Moth Foundation. He is an inspiratio­n to us all and we cannot thank him enough for his support to highlight our cause to a much wider audience.

“So please continue to support us in our quest to make our residentia­l care home for ex-boxers a reality safe in the knowledge that no money paid into the account is used inappropri­ately.”

Boxing News, who know how tirelessly the team at RCT are working, apologise for the confusion caused.

In addition, RCT would like to let anyone who has bought tickets for their July 18 celebrator­y lunch it has, due to ongoing restrictio­ns, been put back to August 1.

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