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Enzo Calzaghe is in corner for Wolverhampton charity

Wolverhampton | News | Published:

Boxing trainer Enzo Calzaghe was on hand to help a group of Wolves fans who have launched plans to raise £100,000 for charity.

Punjabi Wolves members will box, cycle, golf and dance their way to the target with fundraising events throughout the year. The group's first event will see 12 people who have never boxed before go toe-to-toe at Wolverhampton Civic Hall on March 1.

Mr Calzaghe, father and coach of legendary boxer Joe, is supporting the fights and last night attended the Diamond Banqueting Suite in Skinner Street to draw out of a hat the names of fighters who will go up against each other. He said: "I really admire a charity that helps everyone." The group of budding boxers have been training for the event since Christmas.

Among those taking part is designer Dave Purcell from Willenhall.

The 34-year-old said: "I got involved as I wanted a challenge. I had been busy at work and had stopped playing football, and this was something for a good cause."

Each boxer has been asked to raise £1,000 to take part, and the group has also secured support for the event from Wolverhampton construction companies Forgeco and Sep. The event will be followed in May by a charity fancy dress golf day, which is being supported by car dealership Evans Halshaw.

In June, up to 30 cyclists will take part in a rickshaw ride to Paris.

In August, a Strictly Come Dancing with Wolves event will be held, and the year will be topped off with a gala night.

Cash raised from all of the events will be split between six charities.

Tickets are still available for the boxing event. For more information on tickets or on how to get involved with any of the events, visit www.punjabiwolves.com or email news@punjabiwolves.com

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