Tommy Sheridan floored George Bowie in the boxing ring last week, all in the name of charity.
The politician and the radio DJ took part in the celebrity match to raise cash for the UK’s leading children's cancer charity, CLIC Sargent, which offers all-round specialist care to patients throughout their entire treatment.
Held in the Glasgow Hilton on Sunday, June 21, the event – which was staged by World Celebrity Boxing, run by former boxer, Ian McLeod - raised £10,000 for the charity.
Tommy emerged victorious, with 30 points to George’s 27, but both admitted the fight was tough – with George’s training regime sounding particularly hard-core.
He said: “I’ve been boxing for 18 months. This fight was only put together about a month ago, but I was training intensively, getting up at ten to four in the morning…going for a four mile run before breakfast, doing the show (Bowie @ Breakfast on Clyde 1), then going swimming, and then sparring at night, so it was really intense for about a month."
And despite losing the fight, it seems that George still gave it his all, with Tommy admitting: “He’s a hard puncher, he’s got a good jab in him, I’ve got a sore wrist I’ve got to say.”
The guys – who tried to convince The Hour’s Stephen Jardine to sign up to take part in one of the World Celebrity Boxing matches - are now hoping to have a rematch in the near future.