HE'S had some tough fights in his life and yet battling Danny Whatley has never been in a boxing ring.

Danny, 38, is set to slug it out in a charity boxing match after kicking a heroin habit.

Danny sold or pawned everything he had and admits he put his parents through hell to fund his five-year habit but these days is clean.

Now, he will enter an eight week programme of intensive training to prepare him for the boxing match in aid of Cancer Research.

The fight will be one of several which will take place at the Metrodome on March 29.

** The full story appears in the Barnsley Chronicle, dated January 16. **