In support of Simon

FORMER world featherweight champion Colin McMillan is supporting a fund-raising event at the Prince Regent Hotel, Chigwell, on Saturday night for ex-boxer Simon Sugar-free Somerville. The youth worker was the victim of a knife attack in south London las

FORMER world featherweight champion Colin McMillan is supporting a fund-raising event at the Prince Regent Hotel, Chigwell, on Saturday night for ex-boxer Simon 'Sugar-free' Somerville.

The youth worker was the victim of a knife attack in south London last month.

The evening will include a disco, speeches about knife crime and an appearance of sporting personalties, including McMillan.

He said: "Simon is a really close friend. We have known each other from the amateurs and later, when I was in New York training at Gleason's Gym, he would be there looking out for me.


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"He is one of the sport's good guys, a true hero, and this a real tragedy. Thankfully he appears to be pulling through - but the problem of weapons on the streets needs to be addressed."

Doors open at 7pm, with tickets priced at �10 and available on the door. For more information contact Noel Tierney on 07968 081722.

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