Frank’s knockout night in Pontefract

24th November 2011.'Frank Bruno visits Bigfellas nightclub, Pontefract.'Pictured with Frank L/R:Sports media promotions-Tony Dunn and Tony Lumb nightclub owner.'Picture: Matthew Page
24th November 2011.'Frank Bruno visits Bigfellas nightclub, Pontefract.'Pictured with Frank L/R:Sports media promotions-Tony Dunn and Tony Lumb nightclub owner.'Picture: Matthew Page
0
Have your say

BOXING champion and heavyweight television personality Frank Bruno talked about the highs and the lows of his career at a special evening in Pontefract.

The event gave the former WBC heavyweight champion the spotlight to chat to more than 200 boxing fans at Silks nightclub, on Beastfair.

Tony Dunn, owner of Sports Media Promotions, which organised the event, said: “It was a really good evening and everyone who attended really enjoyed hearing about his career through boxing and television.

“He said he only got into boxing to sort out his aggression as a child. He ended being good and turning pro before going onto to be world champion in 1995.

“During his career he lost to Mike Tyson twice and he said it was simply because he was not good enough. He was very honest about everything, including his mental health problems and when he was sectioned.

“He said he realised after a while he wasn’t as crazy as everyone thought, and now he does a lot of work for mental health charities.”

Mr Dunn, 48, started Sports Media Promotions two years ago with his wife Julie, 43. One of their next events will be an appearance by darts champion Phil “The Power” Taylor at Glass Houghton WMC on March 16.