Amir Khan plans gala boxing event to raise fund for a firefighter

June 14th, 2009 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI  

Lancashire, June 14 (ANI): Olympic Boxing silver medallist Amir Khan is planning a gala boxing event among the firefighting crew of ‘999′ in order to raise funds for fellow firefighter Steve Morris, who was severely burned while trying to save a family in an arson attack.

“We want to raise money for Steve Morris who suffered terrible burns saving an Asian family trapped in a house fire. It is a great thing for us to be able to do, bringing the community together after such a tragic event. The local police and firefighters have been training down at Amir’s gym for some time now,” the Daily Star quoted Amir’s manager Asif Vali, as saying.

Steve had sustained horrific burns as he tried to escape from a house in Great Lever, Bolton in June 2008.

Billed as the “Battle of the Badges” it will be held at Bolton’s Reebok Stadium on July 4 and will comprise several individual bouts under full Amateur Boxing Association rules.

Captain of the fire-fighters team, Simon Wood, revealed that the competition for the event is fierce among the crew.

Simon has been training for the event despite breaking his nose and a rib in an early session.

“It’s been difficult but really enjoyable. Everyone has grasped it and taken everything on board,” Simaon said. (ANI)

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