A FORMER sergeant in the Royal Military Police will take to the boxing ring tomorrow to raise funds for a charity close to his heart.

Paul Campbell, 44, of Dodworth Road, served in HM Forces from 2000 to 2016.

In that time, he served on five operational tours including in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, Bosnia and Sudan.

But tomorrow’s white collar boxing event at the Metrodome will be the first time he’s stepped into a boxing ring.

Doors will open at 4pm for tomorrow’s event, with the first fight starting at 4.10pm.

“I haven’t done ring boxing before,” he said. “I can’t wait to step into the ring.

“I will have conducted eight weeks’ boxing training at The Combat Academy in Barugh Green by the time the day comes. The academy has helped me with my boxing skills along with physical fitness.”

Paul has chosen to raise money for Help 4 Homeless Veterans – a local charity which support veterans who are struggling across the country.

He’s currently raised more than £300 but is hoping to raise more.

“The Help 4 Homeless Veterans charity means a lot to me as I have had a career in the military,” he said. “I believe that no ex-member of HM Forces should be on the street.”