Changing Lives in Liverpool
Derry Mathews has linked up with a homeless charity in Liverpool to provide free boxing sessions for young people. The project has proved so successful, five of the new recruits are looking to compete in the amateur ranks.
The former WBU champion, working in partnership with Maverick Stars, has joined forces with the AIMS project - a charity which helps 18 - 24 year olds who are not in education, employment or training - access specialised accommodation.
The Marybone gym, on the edge of Liverpool city centre, is running other initiatives alongside the homeless project, including helping armed forces veterans and families of addiction. Along with the community work, Derry is also busy helping Jazza Dickens prepare for his forthcoming world title fight against Kid Galahad.
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