28 July 2010
An unusual boxing exhibition is set to take place on top of Irelands tallest mountain Carrauntoohil, Co. Kerry on August 14.
Event organisers who have dubbed the event Boxing for Battens are hoping to raise urgent funds required for treatment of Irish patients in the US.
Prizefighter Champ Willie Casey and Irelands first female professional Christina McMahon (along with other sporting stars) will battle it out for battens disease almost 3,500 feet up Irelands highest peak. The boxing ring will be airlifted to the summit via helicopter with RTE news cast covering the days events.
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Event organisers Dolphil Promotions and beeforbattens are hoping to both create awareness for this rare neuro-degenerative and always fatal condition and raise the cash required for the campaign to succeed. Established in March 2010, beeforbattens hopes you, the media get behind this charity boxing event and give it the coverage it deserves- its a great story but most importantly its a great cause.