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An upcoming event in Winnipeg is giving a sucker punch to hunger and homelessness.

It’s called the ‘Fight for Charity,’ and it’s giving a group of amateur boxers a chance to get in the ring in front of a live audience in order to raise money for Siloam Mission.

This year’s event involves 24 Manitobans taking part in three months of training to prepare for the big day.

“It’s local Manitobans who are putting three months aside from their daily lives to train for this event,” said Daniel Strang, executive director of the event.

“The aim is raising money for really worthy Manitoba charities.”

Attendees of ‘Fight for Charity’ will get to watch 12 boxing matches, participate in casino games, and listen to live music.

Strang said that 1,300 people are coming to the event, which has over 70 corporate sponsors.

“The fighters themselves always bring out lots of their …

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