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17/10/2019

Nottinghamshire LIVE: Boxers get in the ring to raise awareness of Rett Syndrome

From L to R – Mark Howell, Ekow Essuman, Barrington Brown and Terry Maughan

Nottingham’s rising stars of boxing will get in the ring this weekend to raise awareness of Rett Syndrome.

Newark boxing promoter Carl Greaves is bringing ‘Notts Boyz’ to the Britannia Hotel on Saturday, October 19.

Rett Syndrome is a neurological and genetic disorder which affects one in 10,000 girls and in some very rare cases boys. In most cases it leaves them being unable to walk, talk and with limited hand function.

It’s a condition that is very close to Carl Greaves’ heart, as media officer David Wainwright’s daughter Georgia suffers from the condition.

David, 43, from Loughborough, said: ‘All the Carl Greaves Promotions fighters know about Georgia and her condition.’

‘Life can be tough for Georgia but we really do appreciate the support from everybody, especially Carl.’

‘We support the charity Reverse Rett and hope to raise awareness and funds for the charity as part of Rett Syndrome Awareness Month for October.’

Carl Greaves and Tom Cowling with Georgia wainwright

‘It’s going to be a cracking night,” said Carl, 43. “We’ve got the English welterweight champion and some of the rising stars of Nottingham’s boxing scene on show. The lads and myself are really pleased to be able to get behind Rett Syndrome Awareness Month.’

Putting on these shows can be tough due to the dominance of boxers with TV deals, but Greaves and his stable of fighters just get on with it.

English Super Flyweight Champion, Craig Derbyshire

You can read the full article on the Nottinghamshire Live website