Fans can meet Olympic boxer in Wellingborough this weekend

James DeGale will be in Wellingborough tomorrow (Saturday)
James DeGale will be in Wellingborough tomorrow (Saturday)
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Boxing fans have the chance to meet an Olympic gold medallist when he is in Wellingborough tomorrow (Saturday).

IBF World Champion and Olympic gold medallist James DeGale will be taking part in a public signing event at The Pixie Gallery in Market Street in the town centre tomorrow.

As an amateur, DeGale represented Great Britain at the 2008 Olympics, winning a gold medal in the middleweight division.

By later becoming IBF champion, he became the first British boxer to have won both an Olympic gold medal and a professional world title.

The signing event is being held in support of Niamh’s Next Step, the Wellingborough-based charity set up as a lasting legacy to Niamh Curry.

Niamh was just five when she died in May 2012 from neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of cancer which about 100 children are diagnosed with each year in the UK and of which only about 30 per cent will survive.

A spokesman for Sporting Gold, which has organised the event, said: “We are delighted to be hosting a public signing appearance with Olympic gold medallist and IBF World Champion James DeGale.

“James will be meeting fans and signing autographs.”

Entry is free to the event taking place between 11am and 3pm on Saturday, but the signature price is £30 per item.

Gloves, trunks and photos will be available to buy on the day, although the sportsman will not be signing belts.

To find out more about Niamh’s Next Step and its work raising money and awareness about neuroblastoma, click here

To read more about Niamh and why her parents launched the charity, click here

For more details about Saturday’s event or to buy tickets call 01933 770940 or email dene@sportinggold.net.