Newcastle Sporting Club set to launch Ex-Boxers


With professional boxing on Tyneside taking a back seat until the New Year the timing is perfect for the launch of a new ex-boxers association – Newcastle Sporting Club Ex-Boxers Association will therefore meet, for the first time, at noon on Sunday 6 December at the Black Bull on Barrack Road.

The quartet of Glenn McCrory (former world champion, president), Steve Wraith, (businessman, author, professional promoter, vice-president), John Gibson (journalist, chairman) and Peter Mann (Media & PR Officer, secretary) are all at the forefront of this new association in which Steve, having already launched ‘Pro Boxing Newcastle Gateshead,’ offers all members discounts on tickets for all his sporting events .

As a former world champion and a pundit with Sky Sports for the past 25 years Glenn McCrory said: “I’m really honoured to be the president of this new ex-boxers association and it’s definitely something which is long overdue.

“Everyone is welcome to the Black Bull and it’ll be great to be able to have a regular catch-up with friends, and fans, across the regions fight scene and I encourage everyone who has a love for the sport in the area to come along and join in what is going to be some fun times.”

Association secretary, and someone who is close to the ground on north-east boxing, Peter Mann, added: “In doing this we can keep the memories of the past alive and integrate them with the present and the future of the sport, not just on Tyneside, but across the region.

“Members will not only get discounts on Steve’s shows but we’ll also be producing a monthly newsletter and Tyneside boxing magazine which will be available to them as well as the usual perks – and who knows, you may even get a chance of a burger with Glenn!”

If anyone is interested in joining the Newcastle Sporting Club Ex-Boxers Association please contact the secretary, Peter Mann via or 07596657371.




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