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The Wealdstone Raider Is Having A Charity Boxing Fight

The Wealdstone Raider Is Having A Charity Boxing Fight

UPDATE: Due to the committee of the event, the Wealdstone Raider will no longer be taking part in the event.

If you thought that Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury was the biggest fight in boxing in 2020, think again.

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That's because the YouTube sensation, the Wealdstone Raider himself, has confirmed he will step inside the squared circle against Dean Hoggard, founder of the Life For A Kid foundation, on 30th October.

The Raider, real name Gordon Hill, took to Facebook to announce his fight, which he is participating in to raise funds for the kids charity.

Image: Facebook
Image: Facebook

It's said to be taking place at the First Direct Arena in Leeds in front of 5,000 fans and Hill, who made his name by uttering "If you want some, I'll give it ya" and "You've got no fans in an infamous clip before becoming a viral sensation, will be using the Wealdstone Raider moniker as per usual.

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Image: Facebook
Image: Facebook

He told SPORTbible that he "fought when he was younger" and feels as though this upcoming bout is going to the biggest fight of the year.

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Hill has also revealed he will be walking out to Chesney Hawkes' smash hit 'The One and Only'.

Commenting on the bout and event on the whole, Hoggard said: "Every time Gordon comes to Hull to visit Life For A kid he calls out 'Ronnie Pickering' but so far no cigar not even for charity.

"On Friday 30 October 2020 the Rugby League All Stars are organising a Rugby League Rumble to raise money for Rob Burrow and Mose Masoe at the first Direct Arena in Leeds

"Both these Rugby league stars have a huge fight on there hands Rob Burrow with MND and Mose Masoe with a life changing spinal injury.

"So having a Dance with 'The Wealdstone Raider' may seem like a huge fight for most with his reputation but it's nothing compared to the fight in store for these two legends."

The last time we saw of the Wealdstone Raider he was crashing Tyson Fury's press conference ahead of his big comeback fight on June 9th 2018 at the Manchester Arena.

Fury was getting ready to fight Albanian Sefer Seferi but the online star went after the Gypsy King by turning up at the presser.

The boxer asks who he is, before Raider says: "You'll find out Saturday night."

Raider has since challenged UFC star Conor McGregor to a fight after the Irishman was filmed punching an old man in a Dublin pub but is now stepping in the ring for real for a good cause.

Set up in 2009, Life for a Kid strives to help children under the age of 16 by offering funds and equipment to help them lead a better life and to also help children who require life-saving or life-changing operations.

Topics: Boxing News, Boxing

Josh Lawless

Josh is a sports journalist who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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