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Oscar Knox photo from twitter today.

Oscar Knox photo from twitter today.

Oscar Knox enjoying a day out in the park

Oscar Knox enjoying a day out in the park

Oscar Knox in hospital from Twitter in October, 2012

Oscar Knox in hospital from Twitter in October, 2012

Little fighter: Oscar Knox

Little fighter: Oscar Knox

Oscar Knox arrives home from America via air ambulance

Oscar Knox arrives home from America via air ambulance

Olympic bronze medalists Paddy Barnes (left) and Michael Conlan at the gala ball in aid of Oscar Knox

Olympic bronze medalists Paddy Barnes (left) and Michael Conlan at the gala ball in aid of Oscar Knox

Oscar Knox

Oscar Knox

Oscar Knox in Philadelphia

Oscar Knox in Philadelphia

Oscar Knox pictured with mum Leona

Oscar Knox pictured with mum Leona

Michael Deane with Oscar Knox

Michael Deane with Oscar Knox

Oscar Knox

Oscar Knox

Sinn Fein Cllr Tierna Cunningham and Belfast Lord Mayor DUP Gavin Robinson with Oscar

Sinn Fein Cllr Tierna Cunningham and Belfast Lord Mayor DUP Gavin Robinson with Oscar

Oscar Knox

Oscar Knox

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Oscar Knox photo from twitter today.

He's the most famous fighter in Northern Ireland.

Apt, then, that Oscar Knox — who gave cancer a big KO — took centre stage at the weigh-in for tonight’s historic fight night at Belfast City Hall.

The first boxing tournament in the building’s 103-year history has been organised in aid of the Mallusk youngster. The four-year-old captured the hearts of thousands as he battled with a rare form of cancer.

Last month it emerged the boxing-mad child had won the biggest fight of all, when his tests showed he was clear of the disease. Organisers have been billing the event as being “in aid of Belfast's greatest fighter”.

The Oscar Knox Appeal was chosen by Deputy Lord Mayor Tierna Cunningham as one of her charities of the year, and she invited the event in. “Leadership, inspiration, fighting spirit are all qualities that link Oscar to this event,” she said.

Among those taking to the ring under the City Hall’s famous green dome will be world title contender Tyson Fury, who joined Oscar at the weigh-in.

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