mr3SgP0eazc

The Collyhurst and Moston Boxing Club was opened 100 years ago and in that time there has been some memorable moments and characters who have come through it’s doors and become part of the history and legacy of a special Manchester institution.

Author John Ludden a local from Collyhurst, has produced a fantastic piece of work, highlighting the clubs centenary by telling the story through some of the people who are part of the fabric of No1 Oscar St, Moston.

BBTV went along to the launch of the book, which was hosted by promoter Frank Warren.

 

Watch highlights and interviews from the day on our video above.

PURCHASE The Book Here from the Publisher: http://www.empire-uk.com/C&M.htm

Video Presented by Aky Karim – BBTV – www.britishboxers.co.uk

For Video enquiries please contact boxingpress@live.co.uk

There is a light that Never Goes Out

‘All for one. One for all’

This has been the motto of Collyhurst & Moston Boxing Club for a century and it rings as true today as it did when Harry Fleming founded the club during The Great War. Across the decades the club has trained local tearaways, many of whom went on to become champions, yet perhaps the greatest tribute to it is that it has remained at the centre of a community that has undergone huge changes in the last 100 years.

During the twenties and thirties the club was the base for great Mancunian fighters such as Jackie Brown, Jock McAvoy and Johnny King, proving it could nurture champions as well as provide refuge. More recently Brian Hughes turned the club into a title-winning factory with the likes of Lance WilliamsPat Barrett, Craig DermodyRobin Reid, Thomas McDonagh, Anthony Farnell, Michael Jennings, Matty Hall and Michael Gomez proving themselves at British, European and World level.

Yet the club isn’t somewhere to just ‘hang out’ – a strict code is adhered to. Once there you help, learn, listen and behave. If you don’t possess the talent to be a champion boxer, you will almost certainly leave with the tools to become a better human being.

Heading into its second century, The Collyhurst & Moston Boxing Club continues to adapt with boxing training for boys and girls and a female champion in the ranks and it is through former pros such as Thomas McDonagh and Pat Barrett that the original ethos of Harry Fleming is kept alive – the beating heart of a tough but passionate community.

 

LATEST BBTV VIDEOS

View more of our videos here

#KOTAPE

@britishboxers

RICHIE WENTON INTERVIEW ON HIS CAREER

MARK BATESON ON THE IMPACT TO SMALL HALL BOXING

BetBlazers.com

HOW TYSON FURY WENT FROM BULLIED WEAKLING TO SAVAGE PITBULL!

PETER FURY OPEN, HONEST AND IN-DEPTH ON BOXING AND LIFE

TOMMY DIX – MY P4P TOP 10 OF ALL TIME

ZELFA BARRETT – THE ROAD TO THE TITLE

JOSH WARRINGTON DROPS TICKETS OFF FOR FANS AND PULLS A PINT IN THE PUB

EXCLUSIVE: JOE CALZAGHE – BBTV SPECIAL

MIND YOUR MANNERZ! NICK MANNERS

PHIL MARTIN TRIBUTE, 25 YEARS SINCE THE PASSING OF THE LEGENDARY CHAMPS CAMP COACH

JANE COUCH MBE ON HER NEW BOOK AND FIGHTING TO BECOME THE UK’S FIRST FEMALE PRO-BOXER

THE SHAMROCK EXPRESS: FORMER WORLD CHAMP SHEA NEARY LOOKS BACK OVER HIS CAREER

PAT BARRETT SENDS A STERN MESSAGE DOWN SOUTH

No more articles
error

Thanks for visiting us? Please spread the word :)