Monday, 11 October 2010


As an amateur, Fury represented both Ireland and England. Fury represented Ireland three times at international level. He initially fought out of the Holy Family Boxing Club in Belfast, Northern Ireland and later switched to the Smithboro Club in County Monaghan in the Republic of Ireland.[5] In a double international duel against an experienced Polish team in 2007, the Irish team lost 12-6 overall; Fury, however, was victorious in both his fights in Rzeszów and Białystok.[6] In another Irish match against the USA, Fury won his bout by knock-out.[7]
He was forced to withdraw from the Irish national championships after officials from the Holy Trinity BC in Belfast, the club of the then Irish amateur heavyweight champion, submitted a protest regarding his eligibility.[7][8] He won a bronze medal at the World Junior Championships in 2006.[9]
In England, he participated in the senior national championships in 2006 but was beaten by David Price 22-8 despite knocking Price down.[10]
In May 2007, he won the EU Junior Championship and later lost to Maxim Babanin in the final of the European Junior Championships. As a junior, he was ranked number three in the World behind the Russians Maxim Babanin and Andrey Volkov, but lost out to David Price for a place at the Olympic Games in Beijing.
Price was chosen for the 2008 Olympic team ahead of Fury due to Olympic rules restricting each country to one boxer per weight division. Fury also unsuccessfully tried to qualify through Welsh and Irish ancestry, and attributed his failure to qualify for the Olympics as his reason for turning professional, instead of waiting for a chance that might not have come in 2012.[8]
In the absence of Price (who won Olympic Bronze in Beijing) he became national champion (ABA) in 2008.[4]
Fury's amateur boxing record stood at 34 fights, 30 wins, 26 wins by KO, with four losses.

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Friday, 8 October 2010

Cavandish Boxers

Do you remember any one from Cavandish ABC they had some good boxers ,

Wythenshawe Boxers Sharston ABC

Sharston Boxing Club:  Boxers i remember :   Pat Quinn, Kevin Quinn, Mike Downs, Sean Downs,
 Alfi Williams, Mike figarlie, Tony Bergin, Brian Dumphy,

Let me know if you remember any others and where are they now..

In the picture i know is , David Lincoln, Robbie phillips, John Reid, Gary Brazil, Tony Lanzbergin, Mike Farghaly, Paul Livingstone, martin Power, WHO ELSE ????????

Joe Gallagher wythenshawe boxer

Amateur career
Gallagher started amateur boxing at the age of 11 at Wythenshawe Forum ABC under the guidance of Jimmy Egan until he reached the age of 17. Gallagher then boxed for Moss Side ABC where he was trained by Phil Martin. Gallagher had over 60 Amateur Contests.

 Amateur coaching

Gallagher became an amateur coach at the age of 25 in 1993. During his time he coached at Moss Side ABC (where he trained the amateurs whilst tutor Phil Martin had a successful pro camp), Benchill ABC, Nicholls Police ABC and Shannons ABC. As an amateur coach some of Gallagher has coached a National Champion in all National Amateur Competitions incl Schoolboy, Junior ABA, NABC, Novice and Senior ABA titles his notable achievements are getting Levi Tute to a Schoolboy title in his first season and England Honours, Scott Mann NABC, John Murray to a schoolboy after only 7 fights, Owen Trainer getting to two ABA finals at different weights, Joe Murray winning a Bronze medal in the World championships in 2007 and representing Team GB at the 2008 Olympics, back to back ABA title's with Steve Foster Jr in 2000 and 2001 as well as reaching the quarter finals at the World championships. Hosea Burton 2009 ABA Middleweight Champion.

 Professional coaching

Gallagher turned pro in 2001 after Foster had won the 2nd ABA title and finished a quarter finalist at the World in 2001 he then turned pro. Gallagher was in the corner for Foster's professional debut. Gallaghers first success was when Eddie Nevins won the Central Area title, before Gallagher guided John Murray to the WBC Youth title in 2005 English title in 2006 British title in 2007. Gallagher took over Billy Graham's old gym in Denton back in September 2008 [1],which is Sponsored by CNP. Gallagher has Kerry Kayes doing his fighters Nutrition and weights and is currently training Former British Heavyweight Champion ( Mike Holden )European middleweight champion Matthew Macklin, British lightweight champion John Murray, Joe Murray, Anthony Crolla, Femi Fehintola alongside young pro boxers such as Danny Randall [2] and Liam Cullen, Jonathan Oakey, Hosea Burton, Zak Burton.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Wythenshawe Boxers prepare to take on Irish Team

Wythenshawe East ABC,;Jimmy Egans Boxing Academy take on the Irish Select Team on the 19th Nov 2010 at the Britannia Hotel .
For Tables contact Steve Egan.

Wythenshawe Boxers

I would like to collect any information on Boxers from Wythenshawe past and present ,  Any old photo`s
or programs you may have please scan and send them in , some of the clubs that they may have Boxed at:

Sale West, Wythenshawe abc, Sharston abc, Cavandish, South Wythenshawe,

Venues they may have boxed at ie: Wythenshawe forum .  Any stories you want to share.

Look foward to here of you..