James Figg was the primary recognized bare-knuckle champion and he received his crown all the way in which again in 1719. To complete his historic overview of boxing in the area Larry has now written a second volume which covers boxing and boxers from the native communities of the world round Morecambe bay, significantly Lancaster but also together with Heysham and the opposite small towns and villages that produced such good fighters throughout the 20 th century.
A massive thank you to everybody that helped with the venture and to the coaches for their time and commitment throughout the year, they’re all volunteers and as each amateur boxing club coach is aware of far too effectively, time spent at the gym and travelling to shows is a big dedication and has an impact on household… life, so thanks everybody, particularly the boxing widows left at house.
The new ‘Pro-Box’ brand was launched and inside five years our attention to element and safety was rewarded with the Amateur International Boxing Association (A.I.B.A) granting us the only ‘Safety And Quality Assurance License’ issued to a British company for the manufacture of competitors gloves and headguards to protect beginner boxers in contests all over the world.
Upon shifting to Santa Barbara, Mendoza discovered a second dwelling at Duke’s Boxing Gym in Santa Barbara where he’s skilled and managed by the father/son combination of Oscar Gracia Sr. and Oscar Gracia Jr.. While a busy work and faculty schedule restricted Mendoza to 9 beginner bouts over the previous 6 years, he feels he is ready for the skilled ranks and is concentrated on his dream of changing into a World Champion.