Boxer speaks at charity dinner

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IRISH heavyweight boxing legend Joe Egan is heading for Barnsley.

The former World Heavyweight Champion will be guest of honour at Barnsley Rockley Rotary Club’s 20th annual sportsman’s dinner at the Holiday Inn, Barnsley Road, Dodworth, on Friday, March 8.

Along with a talk from Joe on the highs and lows of his boxing and acting careers, there will be raffle prizes including a week’s holiday in Tenerife, and a signed and framed pair of gloves from England goalkeeper Joe Hart.

Cash raised at the event will be split between Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, the Rotary District Disability Games 2013, and Woodhead Mountain Rescue.

Tickets cost £35. Call 0114 283 0827 or 07729 528 844 to book.