What's happening at Uttoxeter


Wed, Aug 31, 2011

Sport fans will have the chance to meet a British boxing legend [next week] as a Charity Fight Night comes to Uttoxeter.

Frank Bruno will be the special guest at the event at Uttoxeter Racecourse on Saturday 3rd September, to help raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

The event will include 10 bouts with amateur boxers from the Splash Fit gym in Derby.

Bruno has become a household name over the course of his career. He was the youngest ever Amateur British Champion at 18 and turned professional in 1980, after 21 consecutive wins by knockout. He became World Heavyweight Champion in 1995 beating Oliver McCall, after a failed attempt against Mike Tyson a few years earlier.

Frank was awarded an MBE in 1990 and his reputation was further enhanced through his work in television and theatre, with his now infamous catchphrase 'know what I mean 'Arry', which refers to his strong relationship with BBC boxing commentator Harry Carpenter.

Guests at the Charity Boxing Night will have the chance to meet Frank and have their photo taken with him, as well as enjoying dinner ringside, while soaking up the action of the boxing. There will also be a charity auction, with impressive signed boxing memorabilia up for grabs.

David MacDonald, Executive Director at Uttoxeter Racecourse said: "This is a really exciting event for Uttoxeter with a real sporting legend coming to the racecourse. Frank Bruno is a British icon and I'm delighted that he is coming to show his support for the British Heart Foundation, as well as for amateur boxing. I'm looking forward to helping to raise as much money as possible for a very important cause."

Admission is through advance booking only. Silver and Gold packages are still available priced from £35 per person. For more information visit

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