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Marston Suspends Title Fight Camp – For Charity Project, To Aid Ebola Sufferers in Africa.

MarianneMarston1292WEBREADYMarston Suspends Title Fight Camp – For Charity Project, To Aid Ebola Sufferers in Africa.

This coming Friday professional boxer Marianne Marston will be suspending the training camp for her upcoming 25th October MBC International title fight for a day, in order to take part in a project by Philanthropic artist Clare Newton for the Street Child Charity, that will raise much needed funds for Children in Sierra Leone and Liberia who are suffering due to the Ebola epidemic.

Clare previously photographed Marianne as part of her record breaking ‘Jump4London’ photographic project to celebrate the then impending London 2012 Olympics.

The Jump4London entered the record books as the biggest photo in the world following the installation of the largest, over a kilometer in length, composite photograph exhibition, consisting of 81,663 photographs, that was unveiled at the ExCel Arena on 1st June 2012.

Marianne clearly had an impact on Clare, as it was she that the Hackney based artist visualized as the Goddess Of Spring for her latest project, a giant montage, around fifty feet in height, which will feature Marianne and children from the Sarah Bonnell School in Stratford.

The giant image will then be auctioned at a Charity Gala event in November and the monies raised will provide the Street Child Charity with much need funding that will help children in Sierra Leone and Liberia who are suffering due to the outbreak of Ebola in those countries.

Following a training session, under the watchful eyes of her coach Brian O’Shaughnessy, at the TRAD TKO Gym in Canning Town, Marianne spoke of the upcoming photographic project she is to feature in.

“When I first got the call from Clare I was more than a bit hesitant, I mean I’m in the final weeks of my training camp for my title fight on October 25th, but after she explained that this was for the Street Children charity I jumped at the opportunity.

Hopefully this project will raise a large amount of money for the Street Child Charity, It’s a truly worthwhile charity that does wonderful work around the World helping children in need.

Children are the future, if there is any way we can help prevent suffering and unnecessary early mortality of young children we, all of us, should do something to help, so I am.

Holding a BSc (Hon) in Micro Biology I am aware of the levels of research, as well as the funding levels that are required to undertake the necessary research into the Ebola virus

Companies like America’s GeoVax Laboratories are already working on two vaccines, but this research will take a couple of years at least and unless there is enough funding even longer.

GeoVax are developing a vaccine against the ZEBOV strain of Ebola, which is responsible for the current outbreak, as well as another is being developed as a future routine immunisation to protect against the three known fatal strains of Ebola.

Hopefully Clare’s latest project will go some way to helping the Street Child Charity as well as raise awareness of the need to make enough funding available to companies like GeoVax.”

For further information on Marianne ‘ Golden Girl’ Marston, or for updates and schedule please go to: Web: www.mariannemarston.com – Twitter: @MarianneMarston and Facebook: www.facebook.com/marianne.marston

ABOUT STREET CHILD

Street Child is a UK charity, established in 2008, that aims to create educational opportunity for some of the most vulnerable children in West Africa.

Starting in Sierra Leone, then the poorest country in the world, Street Child have supported over 20,000 urban and rural children to access a quality education.

Street Child’s principal focus is upon empowering children by giving them the chance to go to school and giving their families the wherewithal to keep them there.

There have already been thousands of cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia, the two principal nations in which we work.

The governments of both nations have declared a State of National Emergency and are working towards containing the spread the disease within what is already a low capacity and culturally complex environment; their efforts are increasingly in desperate need of support.

Street Child’s actions have two key strands:

1. Humanitarian Response

Street Child are supporting the day-to-day, essential human needs of individuals and households whose lives and livelihoods have been terribly affected: either by Ebola itself; or by the effect of dramatic quarantine and other anti-Ebola measures and consequences. Typical support is through provisions as basic as dry rations and water.

The help that government and other international organisations and charities are providing is simply not enough to help all those that need it. The additional help Street Child provides is a vital lifeline for those receiving it.

  1. Raising Awareness

Ebola is entering and progressing in vulnerable communities through lack of information and non-acceptance of the basic facts about the virus and how to protect oneself from it. There is an urgent need for these vital messages to be spread.

In Sierra Leone, Street Child has a unique national presence, with active teams in nearly every major town as well as in many of the most remote parts of the country. This broad network gives Street Child the opportunity to reach, with the vital messages needed, many disparate high risk communities.

In Liberia, Street Child presence in West Point, one of the most affected parts of the capital, and in other parts of Monrovia, also provides a real opportunity to support the national awareness-raising effort.

As well as key information and advice on basic hygiene practices, Street Child is providing buckets, soap and chlorine to actually enable communities to take positive steps to increase hygiene and reduce prospects for the spread of the virus in their area.

Whilst the Street Child ongoing efforts are already helping to raise awareness in vulnerable areas, there is vital need across the board for this activity not to just to continue but to be scaled urgently; Street Child believe this is one of the keys to containing the spread of Ebola.

Street Child Ebola Appeal

To donate to the Street Child Ebola Appeal please go to http://www.street-child.co.uk

Baz Rehman Gets Behind Marston, Sponsors Her Oct 25th Title Clash with Gulyas

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MarianneBaz6037WEBREADYBaz Rehman Gets Behind Marston, Sponsors Her Oct 25th Title Clash with Gulyas

East London entrepreneur Baz Rehman, who sponsored Mark Prince-Jiri Svacina MBC International Cruiserweight title fight on August 2nd, has dipped deep into his pockets once more, this time to sponsor London’s Marianne Marston’s MBC International Super Bantamweight title clash with Hungary’s Marianna Gulyas, which takes place on the Dave Murphy Acourtier Events promoted CAPITAL PUNISHMENT event, at York Hall on Saturday 25th October.

Following watching Marianne spar with former British and European Bantamweight Champion Ian ‘Dappa’ Napa, at the TRAD TKO in Canning Town, Mr Rehman spoke briefly on his decision to sponsor the title fight.

“Yeah I’m sponsoring Marianne’s title fight on the 25th October.

I was going to sponsor both Marianne’s and Mark Prince’s title fights on the August 2nd at York Hall, but Marianne had to pull out, so I just sponsored Mark’s fight.

It was a very good result for Mark, I was very happy with that, so as soon as I heard Marianne is fighting on the 25th October I decided to offer my support once again.

I’m a big fan of boxing, I like to help people to achieve success you know, title success, I get excited when two good fighters come into the ring for a good meaningful fight.

It’s really hard for boxers to be able to get to the position of fighting for titles, not everyone sells enough tickets for promoters to be able to do this for them.

I’m passionate about boxing, I’ve been sponsoring Johnny Eames’ shows for a while, although Marianne hasn’t been on his shows as she fights on a Malta license, but she is a TRAD TKO fighter so obviously I want to support her as much as I would any of the boxers here.

Finally I want to say good luck to Marianne and I look forward to watching her fight on the 25th October.”

A beaming Marston then added,

“I can’t thank Baz enough for his support, it really does mean so much to me.

Baz has been such a big supporter of the TRAD TKO and the boxers here, people like him are a rarity, he does it for the love of the sport.

To be one of the fighters he has chosen to get behind is a real honour, I will not let him down, I fully intend to bring the beautiful MBC International Championship belt home with me on October 25th.

I would also like to say thanks to my long time sponsors, Optimax, BoxFit, JT Clarke London and of course the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym, as well as say a huge thank you to my fantastic coach Brian O’Shaughnessy, Johnny Eames, Barry Smith, Rio (Gianluca Di Caro), the Malta Boxing Commission and my wonderful promoter Dave Murphy, without their support I would never have been in the position to fight, let alone challenge for a title.

I’d also like to thank my sparring partners on this camp, Ian Napa, Ian Bailey, Sunny Edwards, Sonia Dlay and a Russian girl called Irena, they are really putting me through my paces, nothing’s being left to chance, that’s for sure.

The two Ian’s are so experienced, I’m learning a lot for them, especially on sustaining pressure and pacing myself for a ten rounder. On the other side Sunny, Sonia and Irena, all exceptional international level amateurs, are just so fast, have seriously quick hands and are highly mobile all the time, which is great for honing my ring craft.

But most importantly, I have to say a huge thank you to my wonderful, wonderful supporters, I can’t thank them enough, they come out in force, spending their hard earned money to support me.

They are loud as loud can be, wouldn’t be surprised if this time out they’ll be the loudest there, even louder than Antonio Counihan’s Blue Army.”

Dave Murphy’s Acourtier Events, promoted ‘CAPITAL PUNISHMENT’ event, headlined by the Baz Rehman sponsored Marianne Marston versus Marianna Gulyas MBC International title clash, takes place at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London, on Saturday, 25th October 2014.

Tickets, priced £35 (Standard Seated) and £60 (Ringside) are available from any of the boxers taking part, on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.comwww.acourtier.comwww.mariannemarston.com or call the box office on 07960 850645 or 07809 499896.

Follow Marianne ‘ Golden Girl’ Marston, for updates and schedule go to: Web: www.mariannemarston.com – Twitter: @MarianneMarston and Facebook: www.facebook.com/marianne.marston

 

Go online to www.Acourtier.com for additional information on the CAPITAL PUNISHMENT event or the Acourtier stable of boxers. Follow Acourtier Events on Twitter @AcourtierEvents – friend us at www.Facebook.com/AcourtierEvents and on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/acourtier-events

Marston-Gulyas Title Clash Heads Up Dave Murphy London October 25th Mega Event

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Boxing on CBSMarston-Gulyas Title Clash Heads Up Dave Murphy London October 25th Mega Event

London’s Marianne Marston is set to challenge Hungary’s Marianna Gulyas for the vacant MBC International Super Bantamweight Championship, which will take place on the upcoming Dave Murphy Acourtier Events promoted CAPITAL PUNISHMENT mega event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 25th October 2014.

Woolwich’s Marston will be looking to secure a solid victory in front of a home crowd to get her World title dream back on track, following the shock loss to Hana Horacova back in March.

Marston had been odds on favourite to secure the WBU European Featherweight title, against Horacova, however fate dealt the TRAD TKO trained battler a nightmare of a hand to overcome, after she ruptured the Piriformis muscle mid way through the third round.

Up to that point the gutsy South Londoner utterly dominated proceedings, mind you she didn’t do too badly, even with the injury handicap, for the next round or two, but by round six it was clear that the injury had a major effect on her ability to move properly, which the savvy Horacova took major advantage off, by going hard on the offensive until the final bell.

Somehow Marston managed to stay the course, only to see her dream of being crowned WBU European Champion fade away when the judges scorecards were read out, judges Ken Curtis and Seamus Dunne scoring in favour of Horacova, 75-78 and 76-77 respectively with judge Billy Phillips scoring the bout 77-76 in favour of Marston.

However late last month Marston’s World Championship aspirations were thrown a lifeline, as the MBC and various World Sanctioning organisations continued to rank her for Championship eligibility.

However, first she will have to get past Gulyus, an experienced Championship boxer – having competed for the EBU European title at two weights as well as the IBF Inter-Continental title at Featherweight previously – who is World ranked some twenty places above the gutsy Londoner.

The stacked support card includes the long awaited rematch between Finsbury Park’s Mark ‘The Flash’ Alexander and Crawley’s Rockin’ Robin Deakin.

When they first faced each other, back in March ’09, it was Alexander that was declared victor, however with a solid eight week camp to prepare, Deakin believes that this time it will be him receiving the victory laurels.

Another match up that is sure to whet the appetite of any true boxing fan is the Light Heavyweight contest between London based Turk Onder Ozgul and Scunthorpe’s Matthew Pepper, a toe to toe Battle Royale from first bell to last is guaranteed with this one, that’s for sure.

Also on the support card is Onder’s younger sibling, exciting Light Middleweight star Siar Ozgul, who is set to face his toughest test yet, when he takes on Nottingham’s Matt Scriven.

A truly talented youngster, Siar already has four top class wins under his belt since turning pro in October last year.

Former Team GB amateur captain Antonio Counihan makes his fourth pro outing, against a yet to be named opponent. The 23 year old from Solihull has made a fantastic start to his pro career – winning all three bouts to date, two by stoppage finish – so much so that he is being lined up for an early shot at a title for early next year.

Former American Basketball star Manny Muhammad will be looking to make further strides in his second pro sporting career, having won both his bouts to date, including the sensational victory over previously unbeaten prospect Vaidas Balciauskas.

Sensational power puncher Nathan Decastro will be back in action, he too will be looking to continue his unbeaten record, having secured two maiden victories, including a sensational first round stoppage of Paulius Butvidas back in March this year.

Exciting former amateur star Matar Sambou makes his second pro outing, following his first round stoppage of Tadas Stulginkas on August 2nd.

Derby’s British Masters Super Flyweight Champion and World title challenger Juliette Winter makes her welcome return to York Hall, the scene of her Fight of the Year nominated battle against Shanee Martin back in ’07.

Last but not least, making his much anticipated professional debut is Hainault, Essex Cruiserweight Jerome Haywood, who could be set for a baptism of fire as he is set to face Ireland’s John Waldron.

Watch this space, as further bouts are expected to be announced shortly, including the return of exciting Light Welterweight prospect Dave Pereira and Tottenham Welterweight Joel Ani.

Sanctioning for this event will be provided courtesy of the Malta Boxing Commission (MBC).

Dave Murphy’s Acourtier Events, promoted ‘CAPITAL PUNISHMENT’ event, featuring Marianne Marston versus Marianna Gulyas MBC International title clash, takes place at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London, on Saturday, 25th October 2014.

Tickets, priced £35 (Standard Seated) and £60 (Ringside) are available from any of the boxers taking part, on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.comwww.acourtier.comwww.mariannemarston.com or call the box office on 07960 850645 or 07809 499896.

Follow Marianne ‘ Golden Girl’ Marston, for updates and schedule go to: Web: www.mariannemarston.com – Twitter: @MarianneMarston and Facebook: www.facebook.com/marianne.marston

 

Go online to www.Acourtier.com for additional information on the CAPITAL PUNISHMENT event or the Acourtier stable of boxers. Follow Acourtier Events on Twitter @AcourtierEvents – friend us at www.Facebook.com/AcourtierEvents

– and on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/acourtier-events

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