Amateur football clubs Furness Rovers and Holker Old Boys will be swapping their boots for boxing gloves on Friday when they face off in a fund-raising match at The Lounge in Barrow.

Rovers will be defending their 'belt' having defeated Vickerstown in a similar contest last year and there will be between eight and 11 fights between players from the respective clubs taking place.

The unusual contest is taking place to raise money to help cover both clubs' costs of playing in next season's North West Counties and West Lancashire Leagues, respectively.

All tables have been sold for the event and there are only a few of the allocated 193 standing tickets remaining. On the night there will be an auction and a raffle.

Both clubs have already announced which players will be stepping into the ring.

Defending the 'title' for Furness Rovers are Ryan Barker, Ryan Fagan, Taylor Gill, Aaron Ross, Ben Carr, Kurt Robertson, Jake Vial, Nath Cloudsdale, Roy Stubbs, Chris Gunson, Scott Goulding and Liam Shields.

Up against them for Holker Old Boys will be Joe Bradbury, Jake Allonby, Tyler Wood, (player-manager) Kevin Watkin, Graham Capstick, Spencer Erdis, Sam Lightfoot, Harry Mellen, Billy Moss, Troy Magee and Nathan Reid, who made a couple of appearances for Barrow AFC last season.

Holker Old Boys secured a remarkable escape from relegation from the First Division North of the North West Counties League, hauling themselves to safety after losing their first nine games of the campaign.

Furness Rovers had a solid season in Division Two of the West Lancashire, as they finished fifth, just behind local rivals Walney Island and Dalton United.