Johnny Eames and Graham Earl
Celebrated boxing coach Johnny Eames, who along with his business partner Derek Grainger, is organising the Ultrachem TKO Gym Boxer & Celebrity Football Tournament, in aid of the Indee Rose Trust, at Brockwell Stadium, Canvey Island on Sunday 25th July, will be a guest on Steve Bunce’s BBC London Radio show (94.9 & DAB @ 9pm) this coming Thursday evening.
Joining Johnny and show host Steve Bunce, to talk about the upcoming football tournament and the charity the event is raising funds for, will be two of the many stars taking part, British Super Middleweight Champion Paul Smith and WBU Lightweight Champion of the World Graham Earl.
Johnny, who in his coaching career has trained many well known fighters to championship success including Graham Earl, Tony ‘Oakey Kokey’ Oakey, Ross Minter, Patrick Mullins, Kevin Lear, Martin Power and Matthew Marsh, spoke briefly on his appearance on Steve Bunce’s Boxing Hour, “I’m really looking forward to going on the Steve Bunce show. Steve’s been a friend of mine since my amateur boxing days. I’ve known him around twenty five years I suppose. Always got on great guns with him. He’s a great boxing purist, knows everything there is to know about boxing.
Steve has been totally behind us on this Charity Football Tournament we’re doing. He’s been a great help, along with his friend Steve Lillis who wrote a great piece in the Star on the event. I’m really looking forward to going on his show to help promote what is going to be a fantastic day for the Indee Rose Trust.
Liverpool’s Paul Smith
We’ve got Paul Smith (pictured left) and my old fighter Graham Earl, who are both taking part on Sunday, coming on the show as well to talk about the event and their reasons for taking part.
It’s great that these two great fighters, and the many other stars taking part, have pledged there time to come down for this fantastic event to help raise funds for such a worthy cause that is the Indee Rose Trust.”
Paul Smith and Graham Earl are just two of a host of boxing, TV, film and music stars taking part in the tournament to raise funds for the Indee Rose Trust, which provide support to children recovering from brain and spinal tumors.
Amongst those committed to the event are WBA Heavyweight Champion of the World David ‘Hayemaker’ Haye, former undisputed Light Welterweight King Ricky Hatton, European Champion Darren Barker, British & Commonwealth Super Featherweight Champ Kevin Mitchell, Commonwealth Champions Ricky Burns & Tony Bellew, former Irish Heavyweight Champion, and Mike Tyson’s sparring partner ‘Big’ Joe Egan, Olympic Gold Medallist James DeGale, World Amateur Champion Frankie Gavin and Olympian Billy Joe Saunders.
From the world of television and film, actors Gerald Kerns & Ciaren Griffiths, both of whom are currently starring in the hit TV series Shameless, Mark Wingett (Jim Carver from the Bill) and former English Super Featherweight Challenger and Coronation Street star Stephen Bell, who will be guesting on the National Journalists team.
Representing the Music biz are Rock superstars Iron Maiden, who are co-favourites, with Team Scotland, to win, having former England star Teddy Sherringham in their squad and Razorlight frontman Johnny Borrell, who will be guesting on the Ultrachem TKO Gym team.
The Ultrachem TKO Gym Boxers & Celebrity Football Tournament, in aid of The Indee Rose Trust will be at the Brockwell Stadium, Canvey Island on Sunday 25th July 2010.
Tickets are priced:
Adults: £10.00
Children: £5.00
and are available from The Ultrachem TKO Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA – Tel: 0207 474 3199
Don’t forget – The BBC London Boxing Hour presented by Steve Bunce, and featuring Johnny Eames, Paul Smith and Graham Earl, is on BBC London 94.9 & DAB on Thursday 22nd July at 9pm (GMT)
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