FORMER Middleweight World Champion Jake LaMotta will be packing a punch at the Civic Hall in Trowbridge next month.

LaMotta, known to fight fans as the Raging Bull, will regale fans with tales of his stellar 106-fight career, including his six wars with the legendary Sugar Ray Robinson.

At the age of 84, this will be the last time LaMotta tours England and the Civic Hall has been chosen as one of just four venues.

The evening, on April 20, has been organised by sports memorabilia store Authentic Signings of Trowbridge, based in The Shires shopping centre.

Authentic Signings owner Peter Mattingley brought Frank Bruno to Trowbridge last year and is equally excited about Lamotta's visit.

He said: "It's a big feather in my cap as a boxing fan. Although Jake is from a different era, he's a big name in the sport and I'm really excited about having him here."

Tickets for the evening, which includes a three-course meal, entertainment from top comedian Micky Pugh and a grand prize raffle, cost £45.

For more information contact Peter on (01225) 781074 or 07816 679122.