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Boxing Cancer prizefighter night set to be a sell-out
10:11am Thursday 3rd January 2013 in Rugby League
THE York amateur rugby league prizefighter night in aid of the Boxing Bowel Cancer charity is almost certainly going to be a sell-out.
Each amateur rugby league club in York will be represented in the event at Huntington Working Men’s Club on February 1, with two players from each having volunteered to take part.
Representing Caldwell’s Acorn club are Johnny Waldron and John Tattersfield, while veterans Chris Judge – the former York Wasps favourite – and Mark Tipping compete from New Earswick All Blacks, and Matt Chapman and Tom Gargan will be fighting for York Lokomotive.
Heworth ARLC were to be represented by Luke Judson and Chris Varley but the latter was unable to commit to the in-the-ring training schedule so his place was taken by Acorn’s Ben Fairburn.
Acorn players James Cooper and Joe Budd will also go head-to-head in a separate exhibition bout, the pair having previously boxed at amateur level.
Tickets are being sold at £25 each and it is thought organisers will be oversubscribed for the 250-capacity venue.
The Boxing Bowel Cancer fund was set up in aid of Christine Caldwell, née Sterry, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer last year. Christine recently married Nic Caldwell, the York Acorn ARLC player who is managing the York Select XIII for their pre-season fixture against York City Knights on Sunday, which will also see proceeds given to the charity pot.