1 November 2022, London Marriott Hotel County Hall
21 November 2022, Hilton London Metropole
12 December 2022, etc.venues Monument, London
INCIDENTALLY: Sir Richard Boxes Clever
FOR a man not afraid to punch above his weight when needed, how apt it is that Sir Richard Branson is now involved in the noble art of boxing. But Branson, being Branson, is using the fight game in his never-ending quest for promotion of his airline. Virgin Atlantic is sponsoring the latest fight of Olympic silver medallist and great British boxing hope Amir Khan. The young Olympic hero, who stunned fans with his bravery and skill, will take on gold medal winner and Athens opponent Mario Kindelan on 30 April. The fight will celebrate the start of Virgin services between Gatwick and Havana this summer. Sir Richard said: ”We are absolutely delighted to be the lead sponsor for Amir Khan's rematch with the Cuban Mario Kindelan. Let's hope Amir gains his revenge from his defeat in the Olympic final!” Virgin Atlantic”s flights to Havana will operate from 27 June 2005 twice weekly.
And whilst we are on a mention of Cuba rumours that Fidel Castro”s communist regime have banned tipping appear to be untrue. Visitors will still be allowed to offer coinage (dollars preferred) for good service and no doubt hotels and restaurants will continue to add 15% (Cuba of course still under American 15% rather than European 10% influence). The tipping rumour all stems from the Cuban Tourism Ministries now infamous resolution 10 designed to stop government employees taking bribes. It has been misunderstood says the ministry. Tipping is allowed but bribing is not. It”s the same the world over!