West Ham United supporting boxer Mitchell Smith will take a leaf out of fundraiser Jonjo Heuerman's book by walking across London for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK.

Unbeaten Smith, who has won all eight of his professional fights, will walk from Queens Park Rangers' Loftus Road to the Boleyn Ground on Sunday 23 March.

The 21-year-old said he had been inspired to raise money for the Bobby Moore Fund, by his support of the Hammers.

The Bobby Moore Fund was established in memory of the legendary West Ham and England captain by his widow Stephanie Moore MBE in 1993. Since then, the charity has raised nearly £19million for research and to raise awareness of bowel cancer - the disease which took the life of the great defender at the age of 51.

"I'm getting some great support from the Club and the West Ham fans at my fights and thought it would be nice to give some of my time to support the Bobby Moore Fund which, for me, was the obvious charity to raise money for," explained super featherweight Smith, who will contest his ninth professional fight at the Copper Box on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on 12 April.

"Not only is Bobby a West Ham and England footballing legend but also was always talked about as a real gentleman and the ultimate professional and I wanted to do this walk as close to the anniversary of Bobby's death as I could as a mark of respect and to support the great work the charity is doing in his name.

"I really enjoy taking part in charity events and raising money and, as a young man, I want to show that young people can and do try to do positive things to make a difference. West Ham and the East End always get behind their boxers and it would be fantastic if people felt they could make a donation, no matter how small. Thank you."

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While Smith is raising money for the Bobby Moore Fund, a number of his fellow walkers will be doing likewise for The Kiyan Prince Foundation - a charity set up by former boxer Mark Prince, whose 15-year-old son Kiyan was stabbed to death outside his school gates in May 2006.

Kiyan was a schoolboy footballer on the books of QPR at the time of his death.

The Kiyan Prince Foundation delivers programmes and workshops to schools, prisons and other establishments for young people, educating them about the dangers of knife and gun crime and warning them of the devastating effects knife culture can have on those affected by it.

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