SHORTS worn by boxer Josh Taylor as he retained his WBC title belt have sparked a bidding war after he revealed plans to auction them online to help a young boy battling a rare brain tumour.

Kind-hearted Josh, from Prestonpans, plans to auction the framed fighter shorts – which he wore as he beat former world champion Miguel Vazquez in front of 4,000 spectators in November – for Action for Alex.

The campaign is raising funds to support the family of Prestonpans’ Alex Logan (pictured below), six, who was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) last summer, and to allow them to explore all available treatments at home and further afield.

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Josh revealed his auction plan on social media and soon afterwards one fan had already offered £600 for the shorts – before the auction has even taken place.

The boxer, who is a family friend of the Logans, has already provided huge support to Action for Alex, wearing one of the campaign’s t-shirts as he made his entrance to the Vazquez bout, which was broadcast live to sports fans around the world, and appearing alongside darts legend Eric Bristow at a darts tournament in Prestonpans last month.

He announced to his supporters: “I’m hosting a charity auction through Facebook at the end of the month where you can have the chance to win my framed fight shorts that I wore in my last fight against Miguel Vazquez to retain my WBC title belt.

“All proceeds will be going to the Action for Alex fund.

“This is a great cause for a brave young kid and his family.”

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Alex’ diagnosis of DIPG came just months after Tranent youngster Luke Stewart was discovered to have the same condition and the plight of both boys has been highlighted by East Lothian politicians at Westminster and Holyrood, as was the lack of treatments available and research into the condition.

Susan Logan, Alex’s grandmother, said: “Josh is an amazing young man and has been a huge supporter of Action for Alex, promoting it whenever he can.

“We are very grateful for his support, he is a real pillar of the community.”

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