UFC star Molly McCann working with boxing initiative to tackle crime in Liverpool

Three individuals have lost their lives prematurely in a span of just a week in Liverpool. UFC’s rising star Molly McCann has been left traumatized.

Joseph Nee was pursued inside Olivia Pratt-Dovecot Korbel’s house on Monday night. A masked intruder fatally shot the small girl in the chest after firing several rounds.

Ashley Dale, a 28-year-old council employee, was shot the day before in the city’s Old Swan neighborhood in what authorities suspect to have been a case of mistaken identification.

Police were summoned to Lavrock Bank in Dingle on August 16 after 22-year-old Sam Rimmer was shot in the upper body and subsequently died. Four males were observed fleeing the site on electric bikes.

Three persons have been detained.

.Liverpool residents appear to have reached a turning point when they successfully band together to oppose fire arms violence and gang culture.

Molly McCann’ has been horrified by what has occurred, just like everyone else in Liverpool. She is eager to provide a hand in any way she can.

McCann told to talkSPORT,

“I’m completely rattled to the core. I think the whole city is on its knees. I think everyone is hurting. There have been a few moments in this city’s history when things have really, really got to us… This one is just cutting very, very deep.”

“Everyone is just upset at the fact, it’s portraying Scousers in a negative light because that doesn’t define who we are as a people. We are a great group of people and these absolute scumbags; they are just idiots.”

The UFC flyweight competitor is collaborating with Weapons Down Gloves Up [WDGU] to help combat violent crime in her community.

McCann stated,

“Weapons Down Gloves Up is an initiative set up for people aged 16-24, to get them off the street. [It’s] an eight-week program. In the first four weeks, they’ll be in the gym, learning to box, building self-esteem, and learning a new skill.”

“The second four weeks, they’re in the classroom gaining qualifications to gain a job. The last week they practice for interviews and then everyone interviews for a job.

“We have a 100 per cent completion rate where everyone completes the course and gets a job. We have a 93 per cent retention rate where after 12 months 93 per cent are still in full-time employment.”

McCann thinks the program will benefit many young people in the area over the coming months and years.

She added,

“What we are doing works, we just need it on a bigger scale.”

“We just need to offer as much as we can and for everyone to know because if we can fix the problem, help the kids who are younger, put them on the better path, they won’t need to make those decisions and go down the wrong path.”