BOXING star Jack Catterall has launched a new knockout Blackpool tram.
The popular Chorley fighter, who is due to face Josh Taylor in a rematch for the WBO World Super Lightweight title in the next few months, cut the ribbon to launch a new Mazuma Mobile liveried tram at the Starr Gate depot before it made its first journey on the tracks.
The tram features Maz, the company’s popular mascot, who was at the launch with a number of tram enthusiasts eager to get a first glimpse of the new attraction.
To mark the occasion staff from Mazuma Mobile also handed out free tickets to people on the promenade.
Jack said: “Like most people from the North West I have spent many years coming to Blackpool and love it here, especially during the illuminations.
“When Mazuma invited me to cut the ribbon for the new tram I was over the moon.’’
Suzanne Parker, Brand Marketing Lead for Mazuma, said: “Blackpool is a fantastic place, and what better way to advertise than on one of the resort’s iconic trams?
“Millions of people will visit Blackpool in the next few months to see the illuminations and we felt this was a perfect way to get Maz and the Mazuma Mobile brand in front of so many eyes.
“We are really grateful to everyone at Blackpool Transport for their support and delighted with the feedback we received from the people who attended the launch.’’
Mazuma Mobile is one of the most trusted and longest standing mobile phone recyclers in the UK, rehoming on average 15,000 mobiles every month.