Sykes to hold free fitness training

DEWSBURY boxer Gary Sykes will host a number of free fitness training sessions, starting this Sunday, at Hanging Heaton Cricket Club from 9am.

Sykes is in the middle of preparing to enter the Prizefighter lightweights tournament in Liverpool on October 6 but he will break off his own training regime to launch the new initiative, along with good friend Mark Waters.

The sessions will be open to anyone over the age of 16 of varying abilities and people can just turn up on the morning to take part.

Waters said: “Gary has had support of various people during his career and just wants to give something back and this is his way of doing that.

“The sessions won’t be just aimed at people interested in boxing, they are open to anyone who wants to get fit.

“Gary will also be able to pass on advice about nutrition and healthy eating to anyone interested. We want the sessions to be open to everyone which is why they are free.”

Further information on the sessions are available from Mark Waters on 07890 071883.