Happy Mondays’ Bez training to become boxer ahead of giant fight against footie star

Happy Mondays legend Bez is able to twist somebody’s melon.

The star, 56, is gearing up for a boxing match and is aware of it will likely be the hardest gig of his life.

He will compete in opposition to former Manchester United participant Clayton Blackmore, additionally 56.

But plucky Bez is decided to beat the chances and win.

He stated: “It’s going to be a large problem for me as a result of I’ve by no means boxed earlier than.

“Clayton is an athlete. Back within the day, he was coaching and weight-reduction plan whereas I used to be within the Happy Mondays getting off my head.

“So I’m nervous – being smacked by somebody will not be one thing I’d usually sit up for.

Happy Mondays legend Bez is studying the right way to field

“But I’ve had fairly just a few fights previously – schoolboy stuff. And the adrenaline shall be pumping on the evening. I’m not planning to lose.”

Bez has lower than 11 weeks till the conflict at Manchester’s large AO Arena. Thousands of his followers shall be within the crowd cheering him on.

He stated: “I can think about everybody shouting, ‘Scrap, scrap’ like they used to in school.”

Organisers at Boxstar Celebrity Boxing have been placing him via his paces throughout gruelling coaching classes.

And they’ve employed a nutritionist so he can field intelligent together with his weight-reduction plan, too. But Bez admits he is undecided he is dedicated sufficient to be a fighter.

Bez will compete against former Manchester United player Clayton Blackmore
Bez will compete in opposition to former Manchester United participant Clayton Blackmore

He stated: “I’ve been attempting to maintain match. I’ve stepped it up somewhat now I do know I’m doing the match. The intention is to start out going to the fitness center thrice every week.

“But I have not been as soon as this week. I’ve been actually busy, so I have not achieved any train.”

Giving up his occasion life-style can also be going to be a problem.

Bez, actual title Mark Berry, added: “I’m attempting to provide alcohol, however I do not assume I’ll be capable of. I’m a social individual.

“I’ll be attempting to not drink, however I’ve acquired some Happy Mondays gigs developing.

The music legend has been put through his paces in the ring
The music legend has been getting recommendation from former professional Ricky Hatton

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“Hopefully I can chorus and never drink… or do anything.”

Despite being new to the ring, Bez has acquired a secret weapon – he is friends with former professional Ricky Hatton.

They have identified one another for years.

Bez has even been in a position to prepare at Ricky’s fitness center in Denton, Manchester.

Former Manchester United star Clayton Blackmore
Former Manchester United star Clayton Blackmore will tackle Bez

He stated: “Ricky was a world champion, so I’m hoping to get some good recommendation off him.”

Quite a lot of different massive names may even be getting within the ring for the occasion, on October 2.

I’m A Celebrity hunk Jake Quickenden, Leanne Brown from The Real Housewives Of Cheshire, and Blue singer Lee Ryan will all be giving it a go.

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