SOUTH Wye Police Boxing Academy fighter Yusuf Abdallah is set to star in a charity show at Hereford Sixth Form Centre this Saturday.

The Hereford medical student, who has been training at the club since 2013, will be stepping in the ring against a boxer from the 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment.

It will be one of a number of bouts on the night as an elite team from the UK Armed Forces take on boxers from England and Wales in a televised event that will be screened on Forces TV and other Sky channels.

A Hereford Times Cup will also be awarded to the most gallant boxer on the night.

Event organiser Vince McNally, who is a coach at South Wye Police Boxing Academy, based at Hinton Community Centre, says boxing fans will be in for a treat.

"The show is getting bigger and better every year," said McNally.

"We are proud of being able to offer opportunities for one of our boxers from Hereford to compete on this show.

"The Parachute Regiment have a reputation for being very tough and having very fit boxers.

"Our opponent is coming off a good win and will be in Hereford to showcase his aggression and skills on this televised show.

"Yusuf will be up against it, but he always is first in the gym and last out, giving 100% at every session.

"The Para will be have to be on his game to beat him."

McNally added that this is an exciting time for his clubs, with building work to extend the site set to start soon.

"It will double the size of the facilities and is going to be a proper boxing club, working with the community and lots of different partners," said McNally.

For more information regarding the show or the club, call Vince McNally on 07525 452110.