White collar boxing event in Bethnal Green for prostate cancer
PUBLISHED: 11:30 18 March 2015 | UPDATED: 12:20 18 March 2015
British and European White Collar Boxing champion, Jamie Toff, is bringing his own show 'Fighting for Charity' to Bethnal Green's famous York Hall on March 26th.
The personal trainer and White Collar Boxing coach has brought together 16 men to fight at the Old Ford Road venue, after putting them through an intense eight week training camp, all in aid and support of prostate cancer.
Jamie Toff said: “Yeah I can’t wait, it’s the tenth show I’ve put on, really looking forward to it as got all the boys matched up and the boys are looking forward it.”
“It’s the home of the British boxing, every boxer said they’d love to be a part of it, as in the amateur ranks you only get to fight there in a final.”
After his own success, he has put on many of his own shows, all going to different charities at each fight with this time round being prostate cancer.
Jamie told the Recorder: “I think it was at the end of last year, channel four had a programme ‘kick cancer in the nut’ and that is the first time I’ve seen a real big push for male cancer.”
He added: “A lot of the fighters in the show have been touched by prostate cancer, so I think it’s time more was done, with one in eight men in the UK getting it.”
The event is aiming to raise £20,000, with half of the ticket revenue and 80 per cent of sponsorship going directly to Prostate Cancer UK.
“I want to provide charities and companies with the means to raise awareness and funds in a fun yet competitive way.”
“Although they are fighting they are fighting for a good cause.”
The eight weeks of training has also made plenty of friendship and competition.
“I can already see friendships being built, with them congratulating each other after sparring.”
Tickets will cost £35, for more information visit fightingforcharity.com.