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Irish boxer John Hutchinson to hold gruelling Phuket Punch-A-Thon for Rory’s Wish to Walk

PHUKET: Professional Irish boxer John “Johnny Boy” Hutchinson, training in Phuket, will this Sunday (Oct 16) step up for a gruelling two-and-a-half-hour “Punch-A-Thon” to raise much-needed funds for 4-year-old cerebral palsy sufferer Rory Gallagher of Sligo, Ireland, whose “Wish to Walk” campaign has captured the hearts of people around the world.

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Monday 10 October 2016, 11:38AM


“With the help of good friends and social media, I am hoping to raise $10,000 for little Rory Gallagher’s Wish to Walk,” said Hutchinson.

“His family are trying to raise the funds to take him over to the USA in December for surgeries which will allow him progress with his wish to walk. Any family with kids, brothers or sisters will understand and would do anything to help. So I am doing what I can – I will PUNCH for Rory to WALK...,” he said.

The Punch-A-Thon will start at midday and will be held at Fighters Gym Rawai, where Hutchinson is in training for his next title fight.

“This little kid has only one wish and it’s to WALK. So let’s help make it come true! I’m going to help his family by raising as much as I can to help Rory get on his feet…” Hutchinson said.

“My good friends at Mad Mohally’s Irish Bar and Farzad Rangrazian at Fighters Gym Rawai are going to set up a day with sponsorship cards for the public to donate and help raise as much as we can for little Rory.

“So anyone around can pop in and watch as I continue my non-stop punching in the gruelling heat,” he explained.

The 30-year-old boxer from Buncrana, Donegal has two wins this year since signing with Europe-renowned promoter MGM Marbella, and is touted as in “154 pound domestic pole position” to contest the Irish light middleweight title from holder Pauly Upton, also fighting under MGM.

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“I’m still fighting. I’m signed with one of the biggest boxing promoters in Europe, MGM Marbella. I just had two fights this year and been in Marbella training and have two wins and I came out here for a little training camp,” Hutchinson told The Phuket News.

“I’m sponsored by Fighters Gym and Mad Mohally’s in Rawai, so I train here when I come over. I’ve just started a camp for my next fight, so I’ll try to give as much time for Rory to get on his feet before I go into full-on training,” he said.

Hutchinson is already lining up his next fights on his way to contesting the title.

“At the minute I’m in talks to fight in Perth on Nov 19 and offers in for Sydney in December to break into the Asia scene, but I’ll leave that up to my management team MGM because I’m next in line to fight for the Irish Title,” he explained to The Phuket News.

“I’m ranked 6th in Ireland at the moment and I’m just waiting on (confirmation of the) show and date before I head into full camp and get ready, but I will have more news soon,” he said.

Donations to support John Hutchinson’s gruelling Punch-A-Thon in Phuket can be pledged through the YouCaring.com webpage, click here.

 

 

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