A CHARITY question and answer session with legendary boxer Lee Selby will be held this evening.

The event is being held to help raise £8,000 for the remaining costs of the David 'Bomber' Pearce statue, which is now in Newport.

Dubbed by many as Newport’s own Rocky, David Pearce was a former steelworker who had his first professional fight in 1978. He followed this with a succession of wins before he defeated the three-time world light heavyweight champion Dennis Andries in 1981.

Co-founder of the David 'Bomber' Pearce Statue Committee Luke Pearce said: "It will be a fun night. The extra money is needed to cover transportation, construction and for the plinth.There will be a meal and a talk with Lee Selby."

He added: "I would like to thank the following for their support towards the statue - the Morris family and Nigel Pearce for raising £400, the Beaumont family and Robert Beaumont for donating £100, Danny Giles for donating £100 and the Neon for raising £300."

The event will be held tonight from 7pm at Pill Harriers Rugby Club. Tickets are £20 per person and tables cost £200.