After winning his recent sell-out fight, and début in his home town of Edinburgh, professional boxing sensation John McCallum has agreed to the unusual request of enforcing the rules at a local curry eating competition in aid of a children's charity.
On 1 October The Kismot restaurant in Edinburgh's south side will host the annual “Kurry King or Queen” competition. It sees participants eating several different curries, with each spoonful getting hotter! And it's John McCallum's job as judge to ensure that the contestants stick to the rules!
Avid curry fan McCallum explains it's all for a good cause: “When they asked me to do it, I was taken by surprise. When they explained the format to me, and that it was for the CHAS charity, I jumped at the chance.”
He revealed that he won't be sampling the curry himself as he is in training for his next fight: “Unfortunately I won't be able to have some curry, as I will be training for my next fight on 28 October at Wishaw Sports Centre, but I will certainly be making sure the contestants stick to the rules!”
The competition takes place on 1 October at the Kismot Indian and Bangladeshi Restaurant, 29 St Leonards Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9QN. Doors open at 12pm. Other guest judges will be current Miss Body Building Britain champion Laura Iriving and Mr Scotland Body Building champion Ben Stone.
To take part in the event, and stand a chance to win the Kurry King trophy or Kurry Queen crown, the entrance fee is £20, with all money going to Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS). For further details and registration, please visit www.kismot.co.uk or contact 0131 667 0123.