A POPULAR Hereford character will be remembered at a boxing show next month.

Charlie Greene died suddenly on Christmas Day, leaving his many friends devastated.

Hereford boxer Jay Reidy had known the 23 year old since they were classmates at St Marys School – and his next fight will be in his friend’s memory.

Reidy will be fighting for the Charlie Greene Memorial Cup in Swindon on Friday, February 18 and will be donating his purse to his friend’s family, writes Matthew Bozeat

He is looking to raise £800 to help pay for funeral costs and is well on the way to his target.


Reidy said: “If you’ve ever been for a drink in Hereford you would know Charlie.

“He was a great character and made himself well known just by being himself.

“We were friends at St Marys and stayed in touch after leaving school. Charlie was coming to my next fight with a load of his mates.

“We were best mates and I wanted to do this for Charlie and his family.

“I’m raising money on Facebook, donating my fight purse and there will be buckets there on the night if people want to give some money.”

Reidy, who thanked promoter Rich Loveday for agreeing to sanction the fight with Archie Connolly for the Memorial Cup and the Tank Promotions light-heavyweight belt, has won his first two boxing matches, the first on points and the second by stoppage, and regards his next fight as “a step up in class.”

To buy tickets or watch the fight online contact Reidy on Facebook.