British Middleweight Champion Sam Webb, Former British & European Super Middleweight Champion James Cook and Former British Champion and World Title challenger Ali Forbes will be guests on Steve Bunce’s BBC London Radio show (94.9 & DAB @ 9pm) this coming Thursday evening.
The famous trio of champions will be discussing their upcoming Charity 20/20 Cricket match, at Beckley Park Cricket Ground, Rectory Lane, Beckley, which is to raise funds for Tenterden Amateur Boxing Club, Pedro Amateur Boxing Club and Beckley Park Cricket Club.
James Cook, the driving force behind the Pedro Amateur Boxing Club in Clapton, London, which celebrates it’s first Birthday in September, said “We’re boxers, all boxers careers started at one Amateur club or another. It’s only right that we show our support for Amateur Boxing Clubs. It’s important for them to have funding so they can continue to do the great work they do.
If it wasn’t for clubs like Tenterden and Pedro, we wouldn’t have even got to fight let alone win championships.
Great Britain has a history of producing World Champions like David Haye, Frank Bruno, Lennox Lewis (left), Joe Calzaghe, Nigel Benn, Ricky Hatton, Alan Minter and so many others. It’s important for us boxers to put back in to the grass roots, not just helping at the clubs, but doing whatever we can to help them in any way we can.
It’s going to be great fun on Saturday, try and get down to Beckley and support this worthy cause and the Boxers and Cricketers taking part.”
Amongst the well known boxers joining James Cook are British Light Middleweight Champion Sam Webb, former British & Commonwealth Super Bantamweight Champion Michael Alldis, Former British Champion and World Title challenger Ali Forbes, former British Light Middleweight champion Gary Woolcombe and former British title challenger Derek Grainger.
Also from the world of boxing top coaches Johnny Eames and Alan Smith and referees John Lewis and Geoff Hines will also be taking to the pitch. The boxers team will also include Eastenders star Sylvester Williams.
The BBC London Boxing Hour presented by Steve Bunce, and featuring British Middleweight Champion Sam Webb, Former British & European Super Middleweight Champion James Cook and Former British Champion and World Title challenger Ali Forbes, is on BBC London 94.9 & DAB on Thursday 12th August at 9pm (GMT)
If you can’t wait until then here is Sam Webb and James Cook being interviewed earlier this year