He is shaping up for one of the most important fights of his life.
And Huddersfield boxer Tyrone Nurse will use his first British Super-Lightweight title defence to publicise another battle which is close to his heart.
He will wear a special Hands Off HRI shirt ahead of his fight for the British title at the end of the month in support of the campaign to save Huddersfield’s A&E unit.
And during the bout his team will all be wearing the shirts.
Tyrone will face off against Glasgow’s Willie Limond in a bout which is part of the under card of the Ricky Burns v Michele Di Rocco world title fight at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on May 28. He became British champion last November after he overcame Swansea’s Chris Jenkins on a points decision at the MEN Arena to claim the vacant belt.
The fight is being screened on Sky TV, which will bring national publicity for the campaign.
#HandsOffHRI founder Karl Deitch said the shirt being worn by Tyrone has been specially designed with boxing gloves replacing a hand in the logo.
Karl, 36, has been made honorary president of the campaign he started after discovering that Huddersfield’s A&E could close under the Right Care Right Time Right Place plan.
Karl said: “He is a Huddersfield lad and what he is doing for the town by promoting the campaign is outstanding.
“He will be wearing the shirt at his weigh in and his team will all be wearing it in the corner of the ring. It will get national publicity which is great for the campaign.
“It’s a huge night for Tyrone, to become British champion is incredible, and for him to do this as part of this fight is wonderful.
“He needs to keep his head on and not get sidelined, so for him to agree to this shows just how important the campaign is to him.”
Tyrone described the shirt as “wicked” and said: “I’m really proud to wear it. Hopefully we can boost the campaign with some publicity on Sky Sports and on social media.”
Tyrone, who has a three-month-old daughter Penelope, has had first hand experience of Huddersfield’s struggling A&E.
“This campaign is really important to everyone. We’ve had lots of trips to the hospital with my daughter at all times of the day,” he said. “When we were there the other day there were a good 30 people waiting.
“Huddersfield is a massive town and it would be a shame to lose the A&E.”