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Hitting Out In the Name Of Charity

By Marcus Braid on September 17, 2014 in News

A number of prominent sporting personalities and celebrities have banded together for the Charity Boxing at Inglis event.

The event, to be held on Saturday, September 20, will see former South Sydney Rabbitohs star Matt King represent the Young Guns Foundation, a program that assists and develops youth through sport and discipline.

Pete Wilson, a prominent local fundraising extraordinaire and adventure race champion, will also pull on the gloves, representing the Black Dog Institute, while The Block’s Scott Cam will be the ambassador for the entire event, which will take place at the Inglis Stables in Randwick.

“We’re having 12 fights, all evenly matched, so we’re not going to put anyone in the ring who is going to get hurt,” event organiser Michelle Doble said. “We want people to have a go, work hard and help raise money.”

Ms Doble said she hoped this would be the first of many successful charity events she organised.

“There were a couple of events at Inglis Stables not last year but the year before,” she said. “Collectively, the last two events raised $150,000. Pending this event and how it goes, we really want to do it every year and we’d like to get the likes of Paul Gallen and those sorts of people on the card.”

A core group of fighters from Punch Gym at Randwick are preparing for a bout, while other fighters from all across Sydney will participate.

“It’s just whoever’s interested, so people who have got no experience at all can challenge themselves,” she said.

Friends, family, boxing enthusiasts and the general public are all welcome to attend. For more information, visit