John Conteh is the guest at Kevin Sanders’ next boxing dinner to be held in the city.
The former world light-heavyweight champion tops the bill at the event at The Solstice pub on Saturday May 17.
“It will be a cracker,” promised promoter Sanders. “John Conteh is one of the funniest men on the after-dinner speaking circuit at the moment.”
Conteh is one of Britain’s most successful boxing champions. At his peak in the mid-to-late 1970s he was considered good enough that he was touted as a possible opponent of Muhammad Ali.
He enjoyed great fame in Britain and was often on the front as well as the back pages of the leading dailies due to his love of partying and women.
At 19, he won the middleweight gold medal at the 1970 British Commonwealth Games. He won the WBC light-heavyweight crown in October 1974 by defeating Jorge Ahumada and held the title until 1977.
For ticket details contact Sanders on 01733 371912.