Merton’s top cop will be entering the ring tonight to take on a former world heavyweight champion.

Detective Chief Superintendent Darren Williams will be squaring up against two-times World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, "Terrible" Tim Witherspoon in a charity bout in support of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

The Night of Champions will take place tonight at Wellington Barracks in central London.

He said: "I am incredibly honoured to be given the opportunity to get in the ring with Tim Witherspoon - a two-time World Heavyweight Champion.

"I have been training for this for four months and so physically I think I am ready but every so often a bell rings in my head."

Tim Witherspoon said: "I am going to hit Darren Williams with everything I've got and put a sign over his eyes that says "closed for the weekend"

"But the main purpose of this event is to raise money for cancer."

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