Darts sensation Fallon Sherrock set to play in celebrity tournament against former Italian striker Luca Toni after snubbing BDO World Championship
- Fallon Sherrock is set to play darts against former Italian striker Luca Toni
- Toni is one of six celebrities playing in the Celebrity Darts World Cup in Bonn
- Sherrock recently snubbed the BDO World Championships to join men’s circuit
- Peter Wright, Michael van Gerwen and Gerwyn Price are also playing
Darts sensation Fallon Sherrock is set to face former Italian striker Luca Toni in a celebrity darts tournament this month.
Sherrock, who became the world’s first woman to win a PDC World Championship match, recently snubbed the BDO Women’s Worlds Championship’s after becoming a viral phenomenon in the men’s game.
The 25-year-old from Milton Keynes beat Ted Evetts in the first round of the tournament held at the infamous Alexandra Palace before stealing more headlines with an incredible victory over No 11 seed Mensur Suljovic.
Fallon Sherrock could take the oche against former Italian forward Luca Toni this month
Toni is one of six celebrities taking part in the Celebrity Darts World Cup in Bonn, Germany
Toni had an illustrious football career, playing for Italy, Juventus and Bayern Munich
Her amazing run in the competition came to an end in the third round after a 4-2 defeat to Chris Dobey. She pocketed £25,000 for her efforts.
Sherrock – who has gained a massive fanbase since her incredible victories at the ‘Ally Pally’ – decided to not enter the Women’s World Championships after the prize fund was decreased from £20,000 to just £8,000 after a lack of ticket sales.
Now, she will potentially share the oche with former Juventus and Bayern Munich forward Luca Toni at the Celebrity Darts World Cup in Bonn, Germany, according to ProSieben.
Toni had a very illustrious football career as he achieved 47 international caps for his country, scoring 16 times. The striker, who retired in 2016, was often deployed as a target man as he stood at 6 foot 4 inches – an attribute that could help with his treble 20 hitting.
The event will also feature PDC World Champion Peter Wright, Michael van Gerwen and Gerwyn Price along with Germany’s No 1 Max Hopp.
Sherrock made history as she became the first woman to win a World Championship match
She then continued to defy the odds with a second round win over No 11 seed Mensur Suljovic
Six celebrities will test their tungsten talents against the best the game has to offer.
Alongside 42-year-old Toni, Fenerbache forward Max Kruse, former handball world champion Pascal Hens, German TV hosts Daniel Boschmann and Frank Buschmann and model Sarah Harrison will also take part.
The tournament will be the beginning of a very busy year for Sherrock after it was recently announced that she will take part in the upcoming PDC…