Boxers are fighting to save orangutans!

Promoter Michael Helliet has announced that the Mayfair Sporting Club’s next black tie dinner show will raise funds for London Boxing Academy and the Orangutan Protection Foundation.

Watford power-puncher Elliott Matthews tops the bill in a middleweight fight at The Millennium Hotel on Thursday, November 29 and the four-fight bill also features Eder Kurti and Mark Coombs.

Helliet was told about the Orangutan Protection Foundation by a regular supporter of his exclusive club’s black tie fight nights in the capital.

He said: “The demand for palm oil and timber has led to many rain forests being wiped out and orangutans with them.

“They are being killed, injured or sold into the illegal pet trade.

“The Orangutan Protection Foundation are raising funds to open up rescue and rehabilitation centres and I hope The Mayfair Sporting Club and our clients can help them as much as possible. The OPF attract some very high profile benefactors and this will undoubtedly benefit the Tottenham based London Boxing Academy who are partner beneficiaries of the event. The Mayfair Sporting Club are long-time supporters of the LBA and we are hoping to continue providing them with the funding they desperately need.”

Helliet is surely the busiest manager and promoter in Britain and the show at The Millennium Hotel will be Helliet’s third promotion in just eight days!

The action at the Millennium Hotel starts with a Champagne reception followed by a three course meal and of course pugilistic entertainment. Helliet’s dinner shows have proved to be extremely popular with London’s corporate set offering the opportunity to experience professional boxing well away from any spit or sawdust!

Helliet built a strong client base with his value-for-money shows at the Cafe Royal in Piccadilly and following its closure in December 2008, moved his events to the Millennium in Mayfair where diners have been thrilled by boxing’s rising stars.

Matthews is among the top talents in the Hellraiser stable of more than 70 boxers.

As an amateur, he was ranked No 3 in Britain and has made an explosive start to his professional career.

He’s won all five fights -four by knock out- and Helliet believes diners at The Millennium Hotel on November 29 will be watching a future champion.