Hooks ABC to host Luke Fitzpatrick memorial show in Harrow

PUBLISHED: 15:30 22 October 2014 | UPDATED: 15:30 22 October 2014

Luke Fitzpatrick was murdered outside a pub in Dollis Hill in 2012

Luke Fitzpatrick was murdered outside a pub in Dollis Hill in 2012

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Salvatorian College in Harrow will host the annual Hooks ABC show in memory of the late Luke Fitzpatrick on Thursday, October 30.

Luke, a former Salvatorian student, was stabbed to death in May 2012 in Dollis Hill and Hooks trainer Steve Newland is pleased that the school have continued to support the show.

It will be attended by many of Luke’s former schoolmates and his father Bernie Fitzpatrick, who will present the Luke Fitzpatrick Trophy to the boxer of the night.

Newland said: “I’m really close to the family and knew Luke since he was a baby.

“My son is the same age and I’m good friends with Luke’s dad, Bernie, who always comes along to the show.

“Shane Davey, a PE teacher at the school, helps to organise the show and actually had his first bout on the first show we held at the college.”

Newland says the show is likely to include up to seven national champions including Nathan Brown, who boxed for England last year.

Hooks’ junior ABA champion Edward Barrett will face three-time national champion Sonny Ali (Hornchurch).

Haringey Box Cup winner Danny Barrett will be in action along with Frankie Barrett, the son of boxing legend Francis Barrett, who was the youngest member of the Irish team at the 1996

Olympic Games and carried the Irish flag during the opening ceremony.

Tickets are priced at £10 for adults and £5 for Under-16s.

The show is due to start at 8pm and anyone who would like to sponsor a bout should contact Steve Newland on 07931271239.

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