Legendary boxing trainer George Vaughan has announced plans to take a step back from boxing training – after an incredible career that has seen him work with some of the best fighters in the UK.

Vaughan is widely-regarded as one of the best trainers the UK has produced, and at 83-years-old was in the corner of Jazza Dickens for his IBF featherweight world title fight with Kid Galahad last month.

Dickens has paid tribute to Vaughan for everything that he has done for him, while Vaughan has also reflected on his fantastic achievements.

Vaughan told the Liverpool Echo: “I’m going to take a step back now. The time is probably right. I knew it had to come one day.

“I’m 84 in May but I was still working a world title fight at 83. I don’t think there are many who can say that – certainly not in Liverpool anyway! I walk every day, I still feel fit but I don’t remember things as well as I used to so the time is right.”

Dickens added: “I’ve worked with George for five years and they were the best years of my life and my career. Every single day being with him on the hills around Everton was living my dream.

“I was inspired by him, I still am inspired by him and I always will be inspired by him. I desperately wanted to win the world title with him to reward him for everything he has done for me. It wasn’t to be, but when I do win that title in the future I will be dedicating it to him.”