Ian Wright (Arsenal & England footballer) Fights Irish Golfer In Heathrow Hotel

 

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Friends became enemies for 6 vicious violent minutes in a shock fight in a hotel near Heathrow Airport, London, England.

Ian Wright, Arsenal & England footballer fought Ireland’s Tony Healy (a professional golfer) who likes to box in a 3 x 2 minute boxing match

Fri 28 March 2014 at the Thistle hotel Heathrow

 

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Both Ian Wright and Tony Healy completed an  intensive 8 week training programmes. Both fighters want a win so badly that it’s become personal.

They also want to raise money for DEBRA – a charity supporting people with a painful skin blistering condition www.debra.org.uk

So please donate whatever you can here: www.justgiving.com/Wright-vs-Healy

Here is the 1 minute promotional video for the fight.

Video of Ian Wright & Tony Healy Preparing for the fight + Info about DEBRA

 

Here is the full fight including the  entrance, introductions, 3 x 2 minute rounds, the result & finally, Ian and Tony instantaneously becoming life-long friends once again.

Wright v Healy – the full fight

 

Fantastic night including West Side Gym Boxing Club boxers who also demonstrated fantastic skills and great respect for each other at the end of each fight.  They were all an absolute credit to their excellent coaching team:  John Holland (head coach), Barry Jones (former IBF and intercontinental Champion), Harry Holland and Joe Ackary. The work that these guys put in, week in, week out, is simply phenomenal.

Wright Hugs Healy

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14 thoughts on “Ian Wright (Arsenal & England footballer) Fights Irish Golfer In Heathrow Hotel

    • Thanks Mark. Keep an eye on this post. We’ll be adding video clips, photos & comments from Ian & Tony in the build up to the fight. ~ Paul

  1. Huge thanks to Paul Smith and his team (particularly the camera lady & editor, Mollie Manning-Walker) for covering the event for a great cause. What a great site Great Sportsmanship Programme
    is..

    • Tony, our pleasure – it was inspirational to see the fighting intensity and yet total camaraderie after all the fights – your own included. Really great stuff. Keep sharing this page link so donations will keep coming in. ~ Paul

  2. It sounds like it was an excellent match, with a lovely atmosphere. I true event, in the spirit and celebration of sportsmanship. It was a shame I could not make it!

  3. It sounds like it was an excellent match, with a lovely atmosphere. A true event, in the spirit and celebration of sportsmanship. It was a shame I could not make it!

  4. This is an excellent story! Although it was violent,it did help people with painful skin blisters by raising money for charity.

    • Yes Minesh, boxing is a tough sport. Surprisingly, boxers have a great tradition of showing respect for each other at the end of almost every fight – they hug each other and then go overt to the opposition coaches and shake hands after the fight.

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