North East Man steps into the ‘PIT’ to fight for the ‘Great North Children’s Hospital at the RVI

North East Boxer and unbeaten Bare-Knuckle Fight from Prudoe, Ben ‘The Bull’ Shields, will be stepping into the world of ‘Pit Fighting’ on March 17th at the Spartan Promotions ‘Spartan 1’ show in Mansfield, to raise funds for Newcastle’s ‘Great North Children’s Hospital’ at the Royal Victoria Infirmary.

Ben is already a successful Bare-Knuckle Boxer who is currently unbeaten and is swapping the ring for the ‘Pit’ for the ultimate combat experience taking on Matt Piper in a 12ft x 10ft pit made from straw hay bales.

The Spartan Promotions show also features some of the best known faces in Bare Knuckle Boxing including Andrew Price (Sunderland) and Ross Chittock (Oxford).

Owner of Spartan Promotions, Christian Roberts said, “I was introduced to Ben by old friend of mine, Stu Armstrong, and straight away I was excited to have a fighter of Bens calibre on the Bill, but I think that donating his full fight place to the children hospital is an amazing gesture”

While Ben himself doesn’t seem to think it’s such a big thing and wants to help the hospital that looked after his Son said “The Great North Children’s Hospital do such an amazing job, and they looked after my own son when he was first born, who knows what would happen without having such a centre of excellence in paediatric care in the area, the very least I can do is donate my purse from this fight to this amazing place and the amazing people”

The fight itself will take place on March 17th at Mansfield Civic Centre, Tickets are priced at £50 and are available from Ben direct from his official social media page.