Barnsley boxer beats the odds to win contest

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A Barnsley female boxer won a world-famous event – as well as raising £3,000 for charity.

Christy Winfield, aged 35, beat an opponent who was six inches taller and a stone heavier, in the Ultra White Collar Boxing event at the Barnsley Metrodome in front of 600 spectators.

She donated the money raised to Cancer Research UK.

Project manager Christy said: “People that know me know I like to push myself to the limits, but this time I really wanted to do something that would benefit such a worthy cause.”