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Nicky Piper former Commonwealth and WBC International light heavyweight champion is shaving his head for City Hospice

Nicky Piper, former champion boxer shaves head for City Hospice. Like many of us Nicky is struggling with his hair!!  It’s growing a bit too fast during the COVID-19 crisis!  With no sign of barbers opening in the foreseeable future Nicky’s daughter Imogen is shaving his head . The ‘shave’ is taking place on Tuesday 19th May live on Facebook!

Nicky who is Corporate Relationships Manager at City Hospice told us:

“I’ve never liked my hair! It’s thick and straight and sticks up like a busby if I cut it too short. I’ve also got a small forehead, so it all sticks out at the front.

When I look back at some of my boxing videos, I look like the Timotei Man from the shampoo adverts and nothing like a boxer. It was also like wearing a bobble hat. I think I lost two of my world title fights because of exhaustion and could be because of all that hair making me overheat?

My daughter Imogen is shaving it and we’re going to have a lot of fun with different styles before it all comes completely

off. I might try a Mohican, a bald patch with comb-over (Bobby Charlton style) or whatever is requested as we go live.

As a sportsman, I should have shaved it off then, but I was always too frightened!”

“So it may be fun but it’s actually quite a big thing for me”

Nicky has decided to do this as his hair is in desperate need of attention but also he wants to raise vital funds for City Hospice. He told us ” I know first hand how hard it is for the charity right now with fundraising events postponed. I just want to to my bit to help.

“So, although I’m going to have a bit of fun with this, deep inside it’s actually quite a big thing for me. So please support me by donating to City Hospice. Oh, and tune in and send me a message live on facebook at 6.30pm next Tuesday”

Donate to Nicky’s Just Giving Page 

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