Frank Warren Donates Tickets For Troops
BRITAIN'S top boxing promoter, Frank Warren, has donated
500 FREE tickets to the Armed Forces for his massive September 18
'Magnificent Seven' event at the LG Arena, Birmingham, it was
announced today (Tuesday).
It is one of the biggest nights of boxing ever held in the
UK, featuring Britain's biggest stars including former
Olympic Gold medallist, now turned professional James DeGale , Kell
Brook, Nathan Cleverly and Derek Chisora and it's live on Sky
Tickets For Troops is an independent charity that was set up last
year to provide top tickets to musical, cultural and sporting
It has been given over 200,000 tickets by organisations wanting to
show their support of the Armed Forces. Last week The
FA donated 1000 tickets for the troops to see the Bulgaria V
England match at Wembley and Aviva provided 100 tickets for the
Premiership Rugby double-Header at Twickenham.
Mr. Cameron highlighted the scheme when he was in Birmingham last
month and said: "What is impressive is, we rang up all
the football clubs, rang up all the rugby clubs, we got hold of all
the people that put on shows in the West End, virtually everybody
said yes, from Frank Warren - the boxing promoter, to Manchester
United football club, to West Bromwich Albion.
"And this is providing lots of opportunities for organisations to
say to our armed forces 'we think you're great, come and see our
show for free' - brilliant idea, though I say it myself." Now
it has nothing to do with me - it is independent and running
itself, but it's just one example of the many things we should be
doing to say 'we in Britain respect our armed forces, and are proud
of what you do."
Frank Warren who also sits on Advisory Board of Tickets For Troops
said: "I said yes as soon as I was asked to be involved,"
said Warren. "The Armed Forces are big supporters of boxing,
and I am delighted to be able to offer something back. "All
those who put their lives on the line for Britain are heroes, and
they deserve to be treated like heroes when they return to the
UK. "It's the least I can do and I'm sure they will
have a great night with all the fantastic fights we have on the