Political opponents drawn into the boxing battle of Barking

TWO prizefighters for Barking s parliamentary seat were embroiled in a battle of the words after an unusual call for a political debate in the boxing ring. Boxing promoter and UKIP candidate Frank Maloney has challenged BNP leader Nick Griffin to a charit

TWO prizefighters for Barking's parliamentary seat were embroiled in a battle of the words after an unusual call for a political debate in the boxing ring.

Boxing promoter and UKIP candidate Frank Maloney has challenged BNP leader Nick Griffin to a charity boxing match in the constituency.

Both men will be contesting MP Margaret Hodge's Barking constituency in the next general election in spring.

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