Rock legend David Bowie has hired a boxing trainer to help him stay in shape during his gruelling upcoming world tour.

Bowie, who kicks of his A REALITY TOUR in October (03), plans to keep fit by sparring with a fighter every day of the seven month trip.

A source says, "David's always been a boxing nut and he's looking forward to the training almost as much as the touring."

The 56-year-old singer kicks off the tour in Denmark on 7 October, before taking in 17 countries in seven months - playing to more than a million fans.

16/06/2003 02:33