HI I REMEMBER GARY BRAZIL,HE WAS A GOOD BOXER SAW HIM FIGHT AT THE FORUM, SAW MIKE FIGARLIE AT A BOXING SHOW ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO HE HAS A BUILDING COMPANY, TONY BERGIN WAS AT THE SHOW I THINK HIS NAME IS TONY LANZBERGIN MY BROTHER USED TO RENT A PROPERTY OF HIM I THINK HE OWNES HALF OF WYTHENSHAWE THINK HE HAS SOME THINK STILL TO DO WITH BOXING. I REMEMBER TONY JONES FROM MOSS SIDE HE HAD A STRANGE STANCE WHEN BOXING SAW HIM A FEW YEARS AGO HE WAS A DRIVER THEN. IF I REMEMBER ANY MORE I WILL LET YOU KNOW.PAUL P
Hi Guy It was great to find your site about wythenshawe Boxers, I am based out in Australia now have been here for 15 years, It is great to see some old names from Sharston Boxing Club,I remember Old Harold Magline the Boss, Johnny Fearon Trainer, They where hard Training Days i was only 15 years old remember doing Running a few miles in the rain ,Snow or Ice before the start of Training, I had 6 fights for Sharston one was at Rotters Night Club in Manchester,I still have the programs , Tony Low, Sean Downs,Tony Bergin,Alfi Williams , where on the Bill, I will dig out anything i have that i can Post on the site. Would love to here of any of the lads. Vinny Cullan
Hi Guy,A great piece you have put on about Whythenshawe boxers. My name is Simon Byrne, I boxed at Sharston from1980 until 1987 when it finally shut it's doors! I remember a lot of the boxes, including my good friend John Reid who I am still in contact with! James Reid- David Lincoln - Robert Lucas - Nathan McGowan (bomber)Glen Fitchett - Paul Hendricks - mark Khan - Damien Madden -have some Sharston programmes! Had a fair few contest at Sharston and also had my first senior 3x3 minute round bout against an all Ireland champion who battered me for three rounds! Boxed for Manco after Sharston and had over 140 contest! I was north west counties light welterweight champion and boxed at National and international levels. Hung up the gloves in 1993 and myself and John Reid done all our a Coaching Badges over three years and ran Our Lady's And ST Johns Amateur Boxing club for several years before I relocated to Ireland. I am now head coach and gym Manager at the Connolly Amateur boxing club in County Longford. I have also pioneered the Schoolbox.ie school Boxing Tutoring business bringing Boxing back into schools. I would Love to hear from David Lincoln! My son Luke who is boxing and is 17 is a huge Floyd Mayweather fan! I have told My son that David Lincoln was the first ever Mayweather! David's style and class was just amazing! Although I have never got to tell David he was a true inspiration to me, I think I am 6 years younger than David, he helped teach me how to box, and made me work hard on my defence. He was very good to me and others in the club.Sharston was an incredible club! Can not say too much about certain coaches but The late Frank McCabe was a true gentleman! R.I.PGreat memories and definitely great life building skills!Look forward to hearing from you back, all the very best.Best RegardsSimon Byrne.
Far left is my Dad Harry Griffiths