A MAJOR boxing event is taking place in Slough this Saturday.

Around 30 fighters will step into the ring at the white collar event staged by TB Promotions.

TB Promotions – which stands for Truly Blessed Promotions – is run by Junaid Afzal, Ali Abbas, Raza Saba, Mohsin Arif and Umar Ashraf.

The five local boxing enthusiasts aim to help improve the lives of young people in the area through the sport.

Ashraf explained: “This is about the wider community, making sure we get people off the streets, making sure they don’t fall in with the wrong crowd.

“ It’s all about them learning a discipline through sport.

“We are trying to keep momentum by staging similar events in future so it doesn’t die down after the one event.”

This Saturday’s big event takes place at The Park, Wexham Road, Stoke Poges between 5pm – 11pm.

TB Promotions have been drumming up interest by staging a successful press conference involving many of the boxers themselves.

There will be around 15 bouts on the night and a crowd of more than 500 spectators are expected to cheer on the local fighters.

Arguably the most hotly-anticipated contest will be between the popular pair Zoheb Khan and Wasim Ahmed.

One of the key sponsors, K’s Katana Gym of Slough, have kindly allowed the boxers to use their facilities in Diamond Road while setting them training routines to gain maximum fitness.

This has already sparked huge change in a number of those taking part such as Weqas Jamil, who has dropped from 126kg to 96kg thanks to hard work and regular training.

Tickets for the event start at £40, while sponsored ring-side tables cost £1,000.

For more details and tickets contact Junaid Afzal on 07900 003233 or email j.afzal@live.com