Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The St George's Sporting Club

FRANK MALONEY will be fighting for Britain's troops when he launches the St George's Sporting Club on April 23. The inaugural dinner and boxing show at the The Troxy in the heart of London will also celebrate Maloney's 25 years as a professional boxing promoter. All profits will be split between the Army Benevolent Fund and the Edward Starr Charitable Trust, which exists to improve the life of children. Heading the four fight boxing card will be serving soldier Ross Burkinshaw (5-1-2) who meets Liverpool's Mike Robinson (4-0-1) for the vacant English super-bantamweight title over ten rounds. The guest speaker at the mixed sex gala event will be former Royal Marine and IBF light-welterweight title holder Terry Marsh. Other fights will feature former British light-middleweight title challenges Gary Woolcombe (26-2) and heavyweight hope Tom Dallas (4-0). Sheffield's Burkinshaw and Robinson fought a draw when they met in February and their rematch promises to be even more exciting with the national crown on the line. The Troxy is a splendid art deco Grade II listed building situated between the City of London and Canary Wharf a left hook from where Maloney first started out in boxing at The Castle Pub. Some of the country's finest chefs will prepare a three course meal for guests with the theme traditional English cooking, and rightly so on St George's Day. Maloney first entered the boxing arena 30 years ago as a trainer, but has been staging shows from Lewisham to Las Vegas over the last 25 years. He has also handled four major world champions Lennox Lewis, Scott Harrison, David Haye, and Paul Ingle. Maloney is currently promotes two European champions Jamie, Moore and Rendall Munroe. His British and Commonwealth champions are Chris Edwards, Lee Haskins and Tony Quigley, Jason Booth and Ajose Olusegun. Olympic bronze medallists Tony Jeffries and Darren Sutherland are also promoted by FTM Sports.

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