The Rumble by the Humber


Two of the toughest characters in Rugby League are set to step in the ring to support their close friend Steve Prescott.

Hull FC's Lee Radford and Wigan Warriors Stuart Fielden are preparing to go toe-to-toe early next year as part of a professional boxing card at The Kingston Communications Stadium.

The one-off bout, which is being attended by some of the games greats, takes place on Friday, February 2nd with all funds going to provide Steve with some financial assistance to help him through what must be a traumatic time for the whole family.

Sponsors are required for the souvenir brochure as well as raffle and auction prizes. Adverts will start at £100 and a circulation of well over 2000 brochures is anticipated, it's hoped they will enable all the proceeds of the souvenir brochure to go directly to Steve. Any further assistance such as sponsor or advertising or raffle prizes is welcome.

Lee Radford, said: "Stuart has had a bit of sparing recently with Willie Mason and half the Tongan travelling party gave me a bit of a warm up so it should be a decent fight. We are going to enjoy it and hopefully raise plenty of money for a great friend."

"We are expecting all the big names to come and join us on the night and although the professional boxers on show will obviously be sharper than me and Stuart we will be putting on a real show for the public."

The full professional boxing programme which will take place prior to the 'Battle of Super League' will include some of the regions finest Boxing talents.

In addition top comedian Mike Lodge will keep the crowd entertained followed by speeches from Rugby League legends, a raffle and an auction including sporting memorabilia.

Organiser of the event, Mike Smith, said: "Lee and Stuart, who play arguably the toughest game in the world, are prepared to stand toe-to-toe to raise money for 'a mate'. Therefore, we would ask you to lend your support and join with us to make this a night to remember.

"Even before we announced the night officially the interest in the Rugby world was phenomenal and we have already sold half of the allocated space."