Pat’s sold out for final fight with Oakley at leisure centre

editorial image

A sold-out Newmarket Leisure Centre will see Pat McAleese fight for the final time this weekend.

The Newmarket boxer/promoter believes he could have filled the 
venue twice over, such has been the interest in his upcoming fight with former WBU, British and Commonwealth light heavyweight champion Tony Oakley.

“It’s a total sellout on Saturday,” said McAleese. “All 430 tickets have gone and we could have sold the venue out twice over.”

The night features 10 fights and will showcase many local fighters including Richard Strike, who will be competing for the Southern Area title on the main event of the undercard.

Shaun Barnfather and Rob Luckins are also in action on the white collar boxing card, while Curtis Miller makes his debut.

After selling all the tickets for his latest show, McAleese has revealed the night will also see money raised for Cottenham-based charity Sunflowers Care.

“We are raising money for the Sunflower charity, which is for homeless children,” said McAleese. “I like to help local charities and there will be raffle prizes and bucket collections on the night.”

The 28-year-old is now into the final preparations for his last fight, with the personal trainer having trained six times a week in the lead-up to Saturday’s bout.

“I’ve been training really hard for the fight and have lost 7kg,” said McAleese.