Ipswich boxer packs a punch to help children in Suffolk
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A teenage Ipswich boxer has raised money for a children's hospice after appearing at a charity fundraiser.
Boxer Cameron Knox-Johnston raised £360 for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) after he stepped into the ring at the Trinity Park Events and Conference Centre.
The fight was part of a charity event organised by the Prospect Boxing Promotions League and managed to attract a sell-out crowd of 600 people.
The match ended in a draw., after three two-minute rounds against opponent Leo Dix.
Cameron, 19, from Ipswich, said: "I'm new to boxing and only took up the sport last autumn.
"I wanted to give myself a challenge and that's why I signed up for this event.
"EACH is a special charity and I liked the thought that any money I raised would help and support people here in our community."
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Cameron, a member of Suffolk Punch Boxing Club, undertook a 12-week training programme to be ready for the fight on March 5.