Have-a-go Mansfield boxer takes on former British champ - and wins

Dominic Chiverton and former British cruiserweigh champ Shane McPhilbin who took part in a charity boxing match and raised thousands for dad with cancer
Dominic Chiverton and former British cruiserweigh champ Shane McPhilbin who took part in a charity boxing match and raised thousands for dad with cancer
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After months of training one grandad did not pull any punches when he stepped into the ring to raise money for Worksop dad with cancer,

Dominic Chiverton, of White Rose Avenue, has raised thousands of pounds following his exhibit on boxing bout with former cruiserweight champion Shane McPhilbin.

He donned his gloves after a colleague and friend, Matthew Morton, from was recently been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma for a second time in six years.

The 51-year-old said: “It was ana amazing experience and I loved every minute of it.”

Dominic took a 2-1 victory over Shane at Shirebrook Leisure Centre but said it was only because he went easy on him.

“We met before and he was a good laugh and I explained why I was doing this and he understood.

“I don’t get off that easily as I have a bruised nose and eye.”

Before training Dominic was on blood pressure tablets, but now after training hard and giving up the drink he has lost two stone and come off the tablets.

“My sons box and now it makes me appreciate how hard they train and the dedication they have to the sport.

“By the third round I was gone and had hit my wall I was so tired.”

Most of the £3,400 will be going to Matthew as Dominic wants to ease some of the financial pressures the family may be feeling in the run up to Christmas and donation will be made to Macmillan cancer support charity.

He said: “I know him and his wife Sarah, are up against it at the minute and trying to keep things normal for Lewis their little lad and if I can help then I will.”

Matthew has told Dominic he has been overwhelmed by people’s generosity and the community support.

Dominic added: “It’s been tough but I would go through it again if I knew it would help Matthew or someone else who needed it - but just not for a while though!”