A Mansfield man is stepping into the boxing ring for his first ever fight to raise money for Cancer Research.
Brady Michael Moody, 20 will join around 30 budding boxers from our area to put on their gloves in an Ultra White Collar boxing event.
The black tie event at the John Fretwell Centreon April 15 will feature around 20 fights.
He said: “The White collar events are for people like me who have never had a fight in their lives.
“This will be my first ever fight - I decided to sign up for it as it is for a great cause and I wanted to focus on my personal fitness goals and this is a great way of doing that.
“We have a history of cancer in my family and I have recently had a scan which proved negative.
Brady, a cook at KFC and other boxers taking part are being trained by Lee Chesters, former Muay Thai world kick boxing champion, at Sor Chang Kow gym of Pheonix Street, Sutton.
He added: ” We all undergo an intense 8 week training camp prior to the fight.
“I have been in the ring with Lee and he knocked me all over. I feel very sore
“The camp is difficult, Lee pushes us to be the best we can. As a group, we range from people who have done boxing training before but not fought to people like myself who are out of shape and never been in a fight.”
“Tickets are currently £20 and are available from myself.
I will personally deliver all tickets within the local area. I can be contacted on 07964464780.
He is being sponsored by Mansfield alternative fashion store, The Underworld.
To donate, visit Justgiving link: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/brady-moody.
The company running the event is called Ultra - they do a range of events raising money for Cancer Research UK. Each event raises on average £11,000.
Our Training is aimed at male and female beginners, who receive 8 weeks of free training (worth £300) at a local boxing gym with professional boxing coaches.
A spokesman for Ultra said: “This will get you extremely fit and teach you the techniques you will need for your fight.
“These training regimes will ensure that you are in the fittest condition of your life and will be feeling great.
“At the end of the eight weeks training boxers will be fairly matched based on weight, fitness, ability and age with an opponent from the group they have trained with to ensure a fair competitive bout.
“We ask all boxers to pledge to raise a minimum of £50 for Cancer Research UK.
“All ticket money goes to cover the cost of running the event and putting on the training”