Charity books a ringside seat for boxing fundraiser

Ian Bailey with Glyn Rhodes, boxers and others involved in charity fight night at Shiregreen
Ian Bailey with Glyn Rhodes, boxers and others involved in charity fight night at Shiregreen
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FORMER boxer Glyn Rhodes has organised a charity show for the Sheffield hospital unit which fought to save the wife of an old stablemate.

Glyn, who runs Sheffield Boxing Centre in Hillsborough, is holding the event on Friday, July 1, in aid of the Royal Hallamshire Hospital’s Neurocare appeal – following the death of fellow retired boxer Ian Bailey’s wife, Janet.

Glyn said: “Janet was taken ill with a bleed on the brain aged just 51 and died shortly afterwards. But Ian was so impressed at how the hospital looked after her and how compassionate they were towards him he wanted to try to raise some cash.”

The action in the ring at Shiregreen WMC, Shiregreen Lane, will involve bouts between amateurs and pros.

Ian, 53, of Shiregreen, said: “The show was Glyn’s idea. I have known him since we used to train together at Brendan Ingle’s gym 25 years ago. What he’s doing is great and I hope it raises a good few quid.”

Tickets, priced £5 for adults and £3 for juniors, are available from Sheffield Boxing Centre on Burton Street or by calling Glyn on 07747 070783.