Memorial Thai boxing match to honour fallen Sunderland Paratrooper Nathan Cuthbertson
Members of the Armed Forces past and present will take to the ring in a memorial match in honour of fallen Sunderland Paratrooper Nathan Cuthbertson.
Veterans and current members of the Royal Navy and The Parachute Regiment will be taking part in the Nathan Cuthbertson Thai Boxing Memorial Show taking place at Rainton Arena on November 20, 2021.
The show honours Pte Nathan Cuthbertson, of 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (2 PARA), who was killed while on foot patrol in Helmand Province in June 2008.
The popular 19-year-old’s death touched the hearts of the city and much has been done in his name to honour his memory.
Parents Tom and Carla Cuthbertson helped set up the Brothers in Arms charity, which has since raised thousands for good causes, including creating the Brothers in Arms Memorial Wall in Mowbray Park and its neighbouring Veterans’ Walk.
Fight organiser Dave Corrigan served with Tom in 2 Para and has since helped out at the annual Cuthy’s 200 charity bike ride as a medic.
Dave also set up a Thai Boxing club in Birtley called The Cuthy 200 Thai Boxing Academy and he says it’s long been a passion of his to create an annual boxing match in Nathan’s name.
He said: “It’s amazing what Tom and Carla have achieved out of tragedy and it’s driven me to do what I can to help. We already have a number of fighters matched for the fight, and as you can imagine it’s very competitive.”
Tickets for the event, which will raise money for Brothers in Arms, will be made available closer to the time.