Eight international rugby legends will swap the pitch for the boxing ring on Tuesday, November 6 at the Grange City Hotel in London. The event is in support of the testimonial charities of Wales’ most capped centre, Tom Shanklin and England rugby international Mark Cueto and will be attended by 50+ former and current sporting legends.
Irish legend and Munster’s most capped player, Alan ‘The Cobra’ Quinlan is preparing to fight St Helen’s Super League legend Sean ‘Lightning’ Long.
‘You’re going to feel the pain on the night Longy’ is Quinlan’s warning to his tough Rugby League opponent.
Super League Grand Final champion, Leeds Rhinos coach Brian ‘The Rhino’ McDermott will take on Hull’s Lee ‘Raging Bull’ Radford in an explosive warm up fight followed by Wigan legend and Come Dine With Me winner Martin ‘Chariots’ Offiah who will be fighting England’s most capped full back Matt ‘Pretty Boy’ Perry. Headlining the evening’s entertainment will be the fight everyone is talking about; Samoan legend Freddie ‘Scorpion King’ Tuilagi against Wales lead try-scoring forward Colin ‘The Chief’ Charvis.
Fights will consist of three rounds of one and a half minutes, and the winner of each fight will be awarded the WCB Championship title belt and will be invited to defend their title at Rugger in the Ring 2013 planned for Dublin in March.
This evening will be hosted by former WBO middleweight and super middleweight champion Steve ‘The Celtic Warrior’ Collins and commentary will be provided by double ABA boxing titleholder Micky Cantwell.
The event will be supported by current and former players including the Tuilagi clan in support of their brother, former Welsh footballing legend John Hartson who will be backing Sean Long in his corner and many other high profile names in the audience supporting their fellow sporting contemporaries.