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Boxing legend Mike Tyson to visit Wirral
BOXING legend Mike Tyson will pay a visit to Wirral next month. The heavyweight champion of the world will call in at a series of local boxing gyms to hold special master-classes with youngsters. His visit to the area is also set to include a Sunday lunch at the Devonshire House Hotel, Liverpool on October 7. And organiser and former boxer Kenny Rainford said the event could go some way to inspire the next generation’s boxing stars. He said: “When I was training, my main inspiration was Earnie Shavers and I really looked up to him and that is how so many people – of all ages – look at Mike. “I have met him before and he is an absolute gentleman and always eager to help people. He will work with these young boxers when he comes here and hopefully show them how to stay on the right path and not go down the wrong route.” Although the locations of the Wirral boxing gyms are not being made public for security reasons, tickets are available to attend the lunch earlier in the day. Tickets are £75 and the event begins at 12 noon. For more information, call Kenny on 07887721306 or the Devonshire House Hotel on 0151 264 6600.