A son from Northampton is training for a competitive boxing match after being inspired by his terminally ill father.
Andrew Knight, from Duston, is to take part in the white collar boxing event for people with little or no boxing experience to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
Sometimes when I’m training on the bag, I feel I just can’t carry on any longer, but then I think of my dad fighting for the rest of his life.Andrew Knight
But Andrew is putting all his energy into the event on July 5, as he wants to make his father proud following his diagnosis of lung cancer.
After signing up to The Ultra White Collar Boxing Event at the Park Inn Northampton, the 33-year-old labourer has been given eight weeks to prepare for “the toughest thing I’ve done in my entire life”.
As well as free training at Rough and Ready Gym he is also having extra tutelage at a new club, Dynamite MMA and the new boxing studio in Bunting Road, Northampton.
Andrew said: “Sometimes when I’m training on the bag, I feel I just can’t carry on any longer, but then I think of my dad fighting for the rest of his life.
“I’m doing it for him. My dad has to fight with this disease every day, so me dedicating a fight to my father is a way of me showing him my support.”
The Knight family have previously featured in the Chron earlier this year after Dave fulfilled a long-term ambition to meet his favourite player Steven Gerard after contacting the Honeyrose Foundation.
Andrew said: “This is a cruel disease that has a major impact on so many people the statistics show that one in three people are affected with cancer.”
Anyone wanting to help Andrew can donate via his Justgiving link:
Any company that donates a minimum of £50.00 gets to have their logo featured on Andrews vest on fight night.
Businesses that are interested can email any questions and send their logo details via his email address: