Boxing remains one of the UK’s best loved sports and is seen by many as the ultimate test of strength, skill and character. Once the bell has been rung, the boxing ring becomes a lonely place for fighters as they test themselves against their opponents.
Its takes a special person to even step into the ring, never mind going on to become a champion of the sport. Wanting to understand just what it is that has driven fighters to go on and become boxing legends means that ex-pros are in high demand when it comes to the after dinner circuit.
At Prime Performers we have some of Britain’s best loved boxing legends, who between them have held a variety of belts and titles. Listen to our boxing speakers as they talk about their rise to the top, how they came back from defeat and the personal pressures that come with professional boxing.
Britain’s winner of the first ever Olympic & Commonwealth Women’s Boxing titles
One of boxing's true superstars, Ricky 'The Hitman' Hatton.
Barry was one of the best boxers of his generation and in 1985, a television audience of twenty million watched as he achieved his dream and became Featherweight Champion of the World by defeating Eusebio Pedroza, …
OLYMPIC SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION AND IBF HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION.
Without doubt, one of the most recognisable and liked sportsman this century.
John H Stracey is one of Britain's greatest World Boxing Champions of all time winning the British, European and World Welterweight Championships in a career spanning 17 years.
John H Stracey
Alan was the World Middleweight Boxing Champion in 1980, undefeated European Middleweight Champion from 1978-79 and British Middleweight Champion 1975, 1977 & 1978.
Glenn was a British professional boxer who held the IBF version of the Cruiserweight World Championship. He has worked as a Sky commentator and pundit since 1989.