Sheffield boxer spearheads charity drive

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Ross Burkinshaw has never been short of confidence.

The Sheffield bantamweight, who has suffered a serious of injuries over the last few years, has lost his last three outings and was TKO’d in two rounds by Doncaster’s fast-emerging Gavin McDonnell, in the Summer.

Ross Burkinshaw, left, in action against Gavin McDonnell is helping charity

Ross Burkinshaw, left, in action against Gavin McDonnell is helping charity

But Burkinshaw is plotting a new campaign for honours under Ryan Rhodes - and also working with the trainer on raising funds for the Children’s Hospital.

Burkinshaw said on video at thestar.co.uk: “What we are trying to do is get my name out there, and raise a bit of money for Sheffield Childrens Hospital for Christmas. Pow UK (Sheffield promotional company) bought some Tshirts and are printing my name and any particular slogan you want on them and selling them at £3 each, £1 going to the Children’s. We don’t have any target figure, we just want to get as much money as we can for such a good charity.

“Eventually a party of us including Ryan and (Owls legend) David Hirst will present the cheque.

People interested can contact the boxer via Twitter (@ROSSTHEBOSS_B) or Pow UK at 121 Matilda St, Sheffield, (tel: 2675600.)