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Local Boxers Tag On To Kickboxing Showdown

Fight fans in Coventry will get the chance to see two of the city's hardest hitting boxers as they have never been seen before this weekend.

Local favourites Neil Simpson and Dean Pithie will come face-to-face in the ring at the 4,000 seat Skydome Arena on Saturday, in a tag-team match with a difference.

Neil Simpson + Dean Pithie

The champion fighters will dress up in drag for the bout to raise money for Childline as part of an evening of World Championship kickboxing.

Unconventional comedian Joe Pasquale is hosting the event at the Arena, where Coventry kickboxing welterweight Perry Benn will compete for a European title and super welterweight Richard Leeson is aiming to win the British belt.

Promoter Stephen Donnelly, a former British and European kickboxing champion, believes the presence of Simpson and Pithie will help make it a night to remember.

He said:

"Neil Simpson and Dean Pithie are two of the most well-respected men in the business and it is great news that they are taking part in this event for such a worthy cause.

"It promises to be a fantastic evening and I am sure fight fans in Coventry will be delighted to see two of their heroes in a new light.

"The whole idea of the evening is to bring kickboxing to a wider audience and people like Dean and Neil will do that."

Fights from the bill will be screened on Sky Sports.

Tickets for the event are available from the Skydome Arena box office or by calling 024 7663 0693.

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