Event | Festival

June 9, 2024, 2:30 pm - June 9, 2024, 3:30 pm

Day 4: Sunday 9th June 2024 – Celebration Day – Panel Conversations

Professor Hannah Barker hosts a conversation about the history and legacy of Phil Martin and Champs Camp.

The Theatre Lounge, Student Unions Building. Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9PR

2.30pm – 3.30pm: Professor Hannah Barker – School of Arts, Languages and Cultures The University of Manchester – Chair of Manchester Histories – Champ’s Camp

A discussion about the history and legacy of Phil Martin and Champ’s Camp with some of the men who knew him best. Martin broke the mould of UK boxing with his training programmes and stubbornly battling racism and London domination in the sport. Steve Bunce, journalist, sports pundit and boxing historian, writes,

‘Phil Martin was the first major black promoter. Fighter, trainer, manager and promotor. Nobody like him since and nobody before him’.


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Find out more about Champ’s Camp HERE.