According to the Gazette one of the hottest property’s in world boxing and Britain’s youngest Olympic boxer, Amir Khan has praised a group of young fighters.
The team, made up of fighters from Hedfit, Horsley Hill and Perth Green boxing clubs, and fighting under the name South Tyneside Select will take on boxers from North Yorkshire and Humberside on Friday. The event organisers aim to increase awareness of the dangers of knives and to raise cash for St Clare’s Hospice in Jarrow.
‘The Fight Night’ which will be held at Temple Park Leisure Centre in South Shields has received the backing of Amir Khan. He said: “I fully support the three South Tyneside boxing clubs for hosting this fight night to raise awareness of the dangers. “Knife crime is a problem across all cultures, and it can only be tackled by communities coming together to address the issue. “What the boxers are doing has to be commended, and I am proud to support them, and wish them every success.”
The Gazette is cashing in on the event by claiming to be supporting it as part of Knock Out Knives, an offshoot of the Knives Ruin Lives campaign. But Mr Monkey reckons the Gazette will do what it does best – ride on the back of other peoples coat tails. As usual it seems the Gazette’s claims amount to nothing more than helping themselves to lots of column inches.
Mr Monkey reckons it’s time the Gazette stopped manipulating the truth – it’s time to tell the public how much hard cash Papa John Szymanski and the Gazette will stump up for sponsorship, prizes and for charity?
If you want to know the outcome of any of Friday night’s bouts, Mr Monkey will be posting the results here.