Frank Bruno MBE will be joining us for an evening at The Leadmill!
Unreserved Seating: £28.50
VIP Ticket: £48.50 (Includes meet & greet, front row seating and a free glass of bubbly on arrival)
Frank became a professional boxer in 1982, starting with 21 consecutive wins by knockout.
As an amateur boxer he amassed a 20-1 career, losing only to (and eventually beating) Joe Christie while representing the Philip Game Amateur Boxing Club.
His amateur career culminated with Frank boxing for Young England and becoming the youngest ever Amateur British Champion at 18 years of age.
In 1989, Frank challenged Mike Tyson for the unified world Heavyweight title in Las Vegas. Although not winning, it was fair to say the whole of the UK was willing Frank on!
Frank kept winning fights, helping him to retain his spot as one of the world's leading Heavyweights. On 2 September 1995 Bruno finally became World Champion by outpointing McCall over twelve rounds.
Frank was awarded an MBE in 1990.
In 2003 Frank was diagnosed as having Bipolar disorder. His well documented illness put Frank in the public eye and he used this media attention to help with the stigma attached to mental health and to help raise the standards of care given to those suffering with mental health issues. Frank supports many charities for mental health both financially and with his time.
The British public has been so supportive of Frank during this difficult time for him, and It is clear that Frank is still one of Britain's most loved sports personalities.