Charity boxer’s now fighting the flab for a good cause

November 19, 2018 Local Community Projects

Charity boxer, Ricky Dickens, is still supporting good causes, by fighting the flab he has piled on since taking part in a knockout Cancer Research UK bout last year.

Ricky began to gain weight after his boxing debut, so he joined up to BPH’s Fat Club and now he is celebrating another victory, as the club’s ‘Biggest Loser’.

“Ever since the birth of my son, Harry, six months ago, I’ve found it difficult to find the time to exercise,” admits BPH Reception Security strongman Ricky, who is trying to lose two stone. “A bit of competition at the Fat Club helped motivate me and I was pleased to lose 10lbs in four weeks. Now I just need to keep going.”

He hopes to cycle the four miles into work as often as he can and will use his winning £50 Sainsbury’s voucher to stock up on some healthy food.

“I’ll definitely stay in the ‘Chub Club’. It raises money for good causes and will help me lose more weight,” says Ricky, who hasn’t given up on plans to fight again.

He signed up to box after seeing colleague, Malcolm Gratton, in a competition organised by Ultra White Collar Boxing, which has raised more than £10m for charity in events across the UK since 2009.

Fighters are allowed to take part in two boxing bouts and Ricky is determined to try again.

“I just need to lose the Dad weight and then I’ll be back in the ring” he vows.