HEREFORDSHIRE boxers will be fighting at this year's annual charity event at Hereford Sixth Form College.

Yusuf Abdallah, who is the 69kg Midland Champion, and 88kg boxer Lee Blake have been confirmed as two of the stars who will be on the bill on Saturday, February 11.

The elite level event is one of only a handful shows that is televised in the country, with last year's showpiece attracting viewing figures of 2.5 million.

It will again be organised by South Wye Police Amateur Boxing Club.

"This is going to be a busy time for Yusuf as a week before the big show he will be competing in the British University Championships in Staffordshire," said South Wye Police Boxing Academy secretary Vince McNally.

"Lee has also impressed everyone.

"He walked through the doors of the gym weighing 108kg at the beginning of the season and has worked so hard and shown such determination and drive that we had to give him a place on the show.

"He is now boxing at 88kg and is one of our oldest and popular squad members at 36".

Two teams will be battling it out for the prestigious Hereford Times Cup, with all profits going to the Little Princess Trust, which provide real hair wigs to children who have gone through cancer or other illnesses.

"As a club we all get involved with the show and it is important that our members, especially the kids, understand the importance of helping others who are in difficult situations within our community," added McNally.

For more information about the show or training at the club, contact Vince McNally on 0752 5452110.