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Who will win Sport Relief Celebrity Boxing?

by Sean C - BBC Sport (U6776929) 11 February 2008
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UK soul star Lemar and GMTV presenter Ben Shephard will do battle in this year's Sport Relief Celebrity Boxing.

Lemar, who has been dubbed 'The Soul Breaker' will take on Ben 'Showtime' Shephard over three rounds of championship boxing at London's Television Centre.

The duo will go head-to-head in the ring as part of the Sport Relief weekend on March 14-16.

Lemar, 29 and Shephard, 32, will be mentored by Amir Khan and Ricky Hatton respectively and given expert training by Jim McDonnell and Frank Maloney.

The two men have embarked on intensive six-week fitness regimes to ensure they are in peak physical condition.

But who do you think will triumph? Lemar enjoys a substantial height and reach advantage over Shephard so will he have the GMTV man for breakfast?

Or will Shephard's natural fitness work in his favour in the ring?

Send us your thoughts on who will win this year's Sport Relief Celebrity Boxing and also let us know what you will be doing to get involved in this years event.

There are Sport Relief Miles all over the UK use this map to find your closest one and sign up now...

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Don't worry if you think one mile is too easy, you can sign up to do three - or even six!

And don't forget to let us know what you are planning on getting up to.

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posted Feb 12, 2008

"i have heard rumours that the winner will fight amir khan"

nah, the winner will face harrison, apprently harrison wants to have to toughest fight of his career!

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posted Feb 14, 2008

Winner To face the winner of Klitscho/Ibragimov

Hatton has described Shepard as " a man who leads, not follows"

Lemar replied by saying "In my mind i'll win. this isn't 50/50"

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comment by deperer (U1960100)

posted Feb 19, 2008

mjerryford, Lemar does not look 5'9! Lemar is a bit taller than Ben shephard and shephard is 5'10. I'd say Lemar looks 5'11 or just about 6'0.

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posted Feb 19, 2008

lemar has a great technique, just check out his 'time to grow' video. i say lemar 2nd round tko

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comment by deperer (U1960100)

posted Feb 21, 2008

I havent seen any training of Lemar. But i think shephard will win. He will out smart and out gutts Lemar. Shephard has more heart

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posted Feb 21, 2008

No way boys, you've all got it wrong.

I'm backing Shepherd all the way.

Great lateral movement, pace and strength in celebrity football...

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posted Feb 22, 2008

Defo Shepperd he's much more athletic than Lemar. I think he will be way fitter than Lemar, which will count in these celebrity fights where they swing like windmills.

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posted Feb 26, 2008

Shepperd is one very fit man and I think he has got to fight a clever fight as Lemar is just that bit bigger. Will Lemar look for the KO or will he try and box behind his jab and not let Shepperd in close? I think Shepperd will use his superior fitness and speed and try and in and out fight keping clear of trouble. Shepperd on points after his fitness tells in the final round. Still whatever the result well done to two men willing to put their bodies on the line to help others.

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posted Mar 4, 2008

Shepperd all the way. Always looked like he spends a lot of time in the gym. Think he's played a bit of rugby in his time too. Lemar is hardly the 'urban street fighter' regardless of how he looks shadow boxing in a video. Probably spent his youth in music lessons rather than on the mean streets. I think Lemar is gonna get a pasting from old lantern jaw Shepperd.

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posted Mar 13, 2008

He's certainly not how I remember him, though he still has interesting hair.

http://afeblog.blogspot.com/2007/03/limahl-roxx.html

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