The Collyhurst and Moston Lads Boxing Club in Manchester has been established for over half a century. First opened by Brian Hughes it has produced world class boxers and champions as well as being a sanctuary and way out for many young men, who found direction under the protective wing of Hughes.
After Brian retired from boxing, two of the boxers he took from the local streets and turned into champions, Pat Barrett and Thomas McDonagh took over the reigns of the gym and continue and endevour to follow in the footsteps of their mentor by keeping the famous gym above the Co-op on Lightbowne road in Moston going strong.
Other Episodes so far in the series:
Brian Hughes – A Collyhurst Lad – The Story of Hughes and the birth of the original gym
The Pat Barrett Story – Interview and career highlights with ‘The Black Flash’
Taka Bembere – The Next Generation Episode 1
Zelfa Barrett – The Next Generation Episode 2
Arron Michael Junior – The Next Generation Episode 3
Lyndon Arthur – The Next Generation Episode 4