VIDEOS: Hard men of the ring are a knockout crooning classic songs in aid of Scunthorpe hospice
A WRESTLING legend and a former heavyweight boxer are looking for hits of a different kind by singing for charity.
Ray Robinson and Chris Woollas have stepped out of the ring and into the spotlight to raise much-needed funds for Lindsey Lodge Hospice in Scunthorpe.
The pair haven't set their sights on winning any Brit Awards but are top of the charts when it comes to fighting for a good cause.
And you can judge for yourselves by watching the duo perform in a special video on our website – www.thisisscunthorpe.co.uk
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Keadby man Ray, who fought in more than 700 professional wrestling bouts, said: "People don't expect to see a boxer and a wrestler singing.
"I am not getting broken like I used to in the ring.
"We sing classic songs from the 50s and 60s, including songs from the Rat Pack.
"We decided we would try singing about six months ago.
"We are getting better all the time and people are telling us this. We are just enjoying it."
Former boxer Chris, from Belton, said the duo were having great fun touring residential homes.
But he said there was a hard-hitting message too – they want to raise as much money as possible to help care for those with serious conditions.
He said: "With us both being entertainers in the ring, we thought it would be a good idea. I used to entertain people when I was a boxer and we were asked to do a bit of singing at a party.
"It is just a bit of fun and we just want to entertain people.
"We all enjoyed singing at the party and they gave us £50, which we decided to give to Lindsey Lodge Hospice.
"We are looking at getting into more retirement homes.
"We want to go around these homes and sing to people and put a bucket out to raise money for the hospice.
"We can also do a bit of a talk about our experiences in boxing and wrestling."
The skipping rope and the punch bag might not be getting much of a look-in these days, but there is still plenty of hard work to be done – and the pair practise in Ray's garage using a karaoke machine.
Vivian Vincent, fundraiser at Lindsey Lodge Hospice, said: "It is great to see two big guys who are used to boxing and wrestling doing this and raising much-needed funds for the hospice."
Ray now runs a security firm and Chris works as an enforcement officer. A book of Ray's life story is set to be released in the spring.
Anyone interested in letting the duo sing at their residential home should call Ray on 01724 783657.