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Date added: 05 March 2008

Knockout Night for Swindon Supermarine 

Legendary boxers turn out for charity dinner

Boxing fans from across the region took the opportunity to get 'ring side' with some of the most revered fighters in the business tonight.
 
In a charity dinner held at the County Ground organised by Swindon Supermarine FC, over one hundred guests enjoyed a night alongside such well-know local fighters as 'Swindon Steamroller' Eddie Neilson, Ricky Porter and Peter Neal.
 
Swindon Supermarine Boxing Dinner 05 March 2008
Seconds out:
the boxing legends attending the Supermarine dinner
 
Special guest was the man 'Iron' Mike Tyson described as the 'toughest white man on the planet' - Joe Egan, a former heavyweight fighter who sparred with Tyson when the fighter was the undisputed champion of the world in the 1980s and 90s.
 
Other ring masters supporting the event included Gary Cass, Gavin Fitzpatrick, Denroy Brown, Joe Ceroni, Kid Sylvester, Paul Rogers, Cliff Curtis and Cliff Curtis Jnr.
 
Eddie Neilson, Joe Egan and Ricky Porter
Go easy, lads!:
welterweight Ricky Porter (centre) flanked by heavyweight
giants Joe Egan (l) and Eddie Neilson
 
Unfortunately, Swindon boxing star Jamie Cox couldn't attend due to training commitments.
 
The event was compered by BBC Radio Swindon's Mr Sport, Sean Hodgetts.
 
"It's been another great night for Supermarine," commented chairman Cliff Puffett, who organised the fundraiser.
 
"The club really punches above its weight when it comes to putting on sporting dinners that everyone enjoys."
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