A CAGE fighter has promised to hand over money he earns from tonight ‘s fight to charity.

Mixed martial artist Darren Towler, 35, from Consett, is taking on Tony Mustard, from Sunderland, at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle.

He is hoping the bout will raise over £1,000 for the Lee Robson Patient Grant Scheme, which is run by Bright Red, the North-East leukaemia charity.

The scheme was set up by Consett YMCA’s outdoor activities co-ordinator who died from the disease in 2013 at the age of 35.

Mr Towler, recently won the Ultimate Warrior Challenge European Heavyweight title, said: “I like to help where I can. Lee did a lot for the local kids in the area and this keeps his memory alive and this is a good cause.

He has previously raised £1,500 for the grant scheme which give grants of £250 to help families with a member undergoing treatment for leukaemia.

Lee’s dad, Billy Robson, chief executive of Consett YMCA, said: “Hats off to Darren. What he is doing takes determination and guts.”