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Joshua glove goes under the hammer

By Mark Andrews | Telford | Bowls | Published:

Boxing fans have just days to go before they get the chance to get their hands on a boxing glove signed by undisputed world champion Anthony Joshua.

The glove, which will be sold in the latest of a series of charity auctions organised by former Telford world boxing champion Richie Woodhall, goes under the hammer on Wednesday next week.

All proceeds from the sale will go to Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Support , which is raising funds for a £75,000 biopsy machine at Telford's Princess Royal Hospital.

Richie, who has raised thousands of pounds for cancer charities in memory of his father Len, hopes that Joshua's successful defence of his IBF and WBA world heavyweight titles last week will generate extra interest in the auction.

As technical advisor to the British Olympic boxing team, Richie has known Joshua since he was a young amateur.

He says the star was delighted to help the charity, which has raised £140,000 for breast cancer services at the hospital.

The red Reyes glove will be sold at Halls in Shrewsbury in a sale starting at 10am.

It can be viewed at the auction house in Bowmen Way, Battlefield, the day before the sale, or from 9am on the day of the auction.

Those unable to attend in person can leave place an absentee or commission bid with the auctioneer before the sale, indicating the maximum they are willing to pay and the auctioneer can then bid on their behalf.

It is also possible to bid live over the internet while the auction is taking place, allowing those who need to stay at home or at work to bid interactively while the auction is taking place.

To do this you need to register online at www.the-saleroom.com/halls before the auction begins.

Mark Andrews

By Mark Andrews
@MAndrews_Star

Senior news writer for the Shropshire Star specialising in in-depth features and commentary, investigative reporting and political matters.

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