The late Carl Thorne
Veteran boxers have clubbed together to raise money for the daughters of an old Fisher ABC fighter.
Carl Thorne died of a heart attack at just 41 after a lifetime of helping the Bermondsey club. Carl started out as a young fighter at the club and became a much-loved coach.

So far, people like Steve Hiser, the Cartwrights brothers, Elvis Mbwakongo, and many others have dug deep in their own pockets and collected for the girls. Initially the fund was to help pay for Carl’s funeral, but now the money, around £2,000, is set to be deposited into a trust fund for his two young daughters.

Fisher ABC head coach Steve Hiser, said: “It just shows you how tight the club is, that people  will put their hand in their pocket to help out.” “He was a big man,” Steve said. “He boxed for us and he was a bit of a character, then he was helping with the coaching. He eventually ended up taking all the photos of the boys boxing for us.

“That’s why there aren’t many going up at the moment, that’s what he used to do.” “He’ll be greatly missed. He was very popular,” Steve said. Carl, who had moved down to Sutton, will be cremated at the Croydon Crematorium on June 28.

Courtesy of Oliver Pugh

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