Bristolian Boxers

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  1. Bondy365

    Bondy365 Member Full Member

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    For such a big city in the UK, why has it produced so few top boxers? I'm somewhat of a casual, but I'm struggling to think of many other than Lee Haskins that have gone on to win any World titles in recent times
     
  2. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Since Catley there have been very few. Lack of boxing club promotion maybe
     
  3. oiky

    oiky Gypsy Boy Full Member

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    In general the history of bristols pugilism is fascinating

    Back in the day had numerous great bareknuckle men
     
  4. alfonso

    alfonso Active Member Full Member

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    I'm from Bristol. Ross Hale had some hype growing up - until scrap iron came along
     
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  5. Big Lou dog

    Big Lou dog Member Full Member

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    Glenn Catley
     
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  6. Felix Sanchez

    Felix Sanchez Active Member Full Member

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    Who are the top sportsmen from the city in any sport?

    Judd Trump is the only one i can think of, off the top of my head.
     
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  7. Accurate

    Accurate Jump back, wanna kiss myself! Full Member

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    Adrian Stone won the IBO although he spent a lot of his career in the states.
     
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  8. Furious

    Furious Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It’s a strange city for sport. Massive catchment area and affluent population but no Prem football team despite easily being able to sustain one.

    They’ve had recent success with Rugby but it’s never been a massive sporting city despite its size.
     
  9. im sparticus

    im sparticus He's a good kid. Full Member

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    Think the small hall scene has had its fair share of unscrupulous promoters which has a massive impact on a city's ability to feed up champions
     
  10. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    How Bristol City haven’t been in the Premiership yet is baffling. Went to their stadium a couple years ago and it’s absolutely fabulous. Plus their chairman is a multi-billionaire.

    weird.
     
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  11. pow

    pow Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Pretty sure Lee Haskins was from Bristol.

    Not sure if this is a dig at Chris Sanigar who is also from Bristol and the main promoter in the south west or aimed further down the line
     
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  12. alfonso

    alfonso Active Member Full Member

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    Rovers are better UTG
     
  13. Furious

    Furious Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Think they will get there in next 5 years. Everything is ready for them to get there. Finally looking better under Nigel Pearson.
     
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  14. hulkbash

    hulkbash Gate Keeper Full Member

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    Ross Hale, Glenn Catley, Dean Francis (Basingstoke but Bristol trained), Jane Couch, Adrian Stone, Joe Hughes and Lee Haskins are the main ones. Inconsistent amateur clubs are a major factor in bringing talent through, professional set up is good but very little talent walks through the door and there aren't any full time trainers in place.

    There's also no medium sized (5k) indoor venue to bridge the gap between small hall and stadium which doesn't help in terms of building and audience or holding onto fighters.
     
  15. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor Full Member

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    Glenn Catley was tough teak