View Full Version : how many Brits Here?


jeffmills
03-15-2005, 09:08 AM
Hi all, I'm new here, I'm from Glasgow Scotland.

I'm looking forward to getting back into training after my university finals in May. I plan to train at the Pheonix gym in Cambuslang, Glasgow. Run by Scott Harrison, trainer and father of WBO champ Scott Harrison.

Any other Brits or Scots here?

Lol999
03-15-2005, 09:43 AM
Guilty as charged :D

Lol :D

theironone
03-15-2005, 10:02 AM
Yep i'm british from notts, hello mate

Kimmy
03-15-2005, 10:48 AM
I live in Derby, England but my mother is American ( that`s where she is )!

Martin (Top Knowledge)
03-15-2005, 11:24 AM
I'm in London... How gutted are you that we wont get to see the Morales -v- Pacquiao fight live on the TV!!!???!!!

boxernyc
03-15-2005, 11:35 AM
I'm in London... How gutted are you that we wont get to see the Morales -v- Pacquiao fight live on the TV!!!???!!!


Well obviously from my screen name I am not from England. :) But that sucks that you guys aren't getting the fight there on the telie. How is England when it comes to broadcasting American fights? And is there a demand that you guys think isn't being met or is the demand pretty much like the demand here for British fighter (which is to say fairly low). That is not to say that British fighters are sub par but that there isn't a clammoring from us Americans to see them on television.

jack_the_rippuh
03-15-2005, 12:37 PM
I think Barryboy is from Glasgow..

barryboy
03-15-2005, 12:56 PM
I think Barryboy is from Glasgow..

Spot on bud. What part of Glasgow u from Jeff? I'll need to get your opinions on Arthur/Docherty :boxing:

Rockin'
03-15-2005, 01:00 PM
There are brits in here, who left the door unlocked, who.........

Im just kidding guys. Every British person that I have encountered has been most proper and honorable. Glad to have you in here talking boxing. As they say, Cheers mate.....Rockin'

Rockin'
03-15-2005, 01:02 PM
Hey, do you guys remember a fighter named Gary Stretch. We sparred a few times at Galaxy when he was in america. He held his belt at the time, I dont remember which one it was though. Really nice guy and a smooth boxer he was.........Rockin'

barryboy
03-15-2005, 01:07 PM
Yeah i remember him, bit of a male model I beleive. He fought Chris Eubank in the early 90's but he was more of a lt middle I think so Eubank was too strong for him, but yeah he had some nice moves :boxing:

Rockin'
03-15-2005, 01:18 PM
He was a good looking guy, with all due respect. And I did see him in a movie where he played a stalking killer guy, dont remember the name of the film though. He gave me high compliments when we were done working, stating that I was a hard puncher and fast, well back in the day I may have been. Really nice guy though. What happened in the Eubank fight?

Another thing, have you guys ever seen Colin "sweet c" McMillan fight? I had read a book about a guy who became directly involved in his career. The book was called "This Bloody Mary Is The Last Thing I Own." It was a good read. But in the book he was amazed at how fast and smooth Colin was and how many thought that he could be the next Sugar Ray, that is before his injuries. Any comments on Sweet C McMillan?.....Rockin'

barryboy
03-15-2005, 01:27 PM
That's some good quality sparring by the way!
Basically the situation with the Eubank fight was it was a WBO middleweight title fight & Eubank was a big middleweight on the verge of going up to super middle, i'm pretty sure Stretch was a light middle at the time but stepped up for the shot so Eubank was basically too big & strong for him, stopped Stretch in the 6th I think.
McMillan was a very cute, slick boxer but he was lacking in physical strength, he lost the title because of an arm injury if i'm right, a dislocated shoulder was involved and he never fully recovered from that, he had fights after that but was never the same & the last time I remember seeing him fight he was beat up & stopped by Paul Ingle (A good fighter anyway)& the last I heard he was Audley Harrison's business manager or something so he's still involved in the game.

jeffmills
03-15-2005, 02:21 PM
Barryboy I stay in the West End. Do you train at a boxing gym?

What other good gyms are there in Glasgow(preferably near the west end)?

Cheers.

Mick Hucknall
03-15-2005, 02:31 PM
i'm from scotland too, east part of edinburgh.

barryboy
03-15-2005, 02:33 PM
Barryboy I stay in the West End. Do you train at a boxing gym?

What other good gyms are there in Glasgow(preferably near the west end)?

Cheers.

I'm in the West End as well mate, just next to Partick.
I've not been to the gym in years i'm afraid, I used to go to clydeview ABC but they train with pros as well so that's a plus, It's situated at the community center just next to the Kelvin Hall. The two big clubs in Glasgow would probably be Peter Harrison's gym and Alex Morrison's gym but that's East End.
Check out scottishboxing.com and post something in the forums there coz they have a good few amateur fighters on the forum and maybe they'll have a better idea :cool:

barryboy
03-15-2005, 02:34 PM
So are you lads going to Arthur/Docherty next month then?

jeffmills
03-15-2005, 02:41 PM
Thanks a lot. Clydeview ABC near Kelvin Hall?
Brilliant I'll check it out.

I didn't have any plans for Arthur/Docherty. What date is it on?

barryboy
03-15-2005, 02:46 PM
Thanks a lot. Clydeview ABC near Kelvin Hall?
Brilliant I'll check it out.

I didn't have any plans for Arthur/Docherty. What date is it on?

Yep you'll see a petrol station just past the Kelvin Hall, walk to the right and go straight down the street in front of you & you should see the community center.
Arthur/Docherty is on April 8. I was pissed off coz it was supposed to be at the Kelvin Hall which is only 2 seconds from me but now it's in Edinburgh so it's the train for me I suppose :rolleyes: I wouldn't miss this one for anything it's the biggest fight up here since Buchanan/Watt in '73' so it'll be some night.