Erdington’s Crown Club is hosting a night of boxing with a difference on March 27th and to get story’s from both ends of the boxing ring will be a great night of story’s from 2 of The Midlands Biggest names.
Both have been professional boxers in their time. One became a high standard World Referee, the other became a TV presenter and face of boxing in both amateur & professional punditry.
Richie Woodhall is a former amateur & professional boxer who competed professional between 1990 to 2000.
He held the WBC Super Middleweight title from 1998 to 1999, as well as the Commonwealth Middleweight title from 1992 to 1995. He was also the European Middleweight champion from 1995 to 1996.
As an amateur Richie won a gold medal at the 1990 Commonwealth games and bronze at the 1988 Summer Olympics, both in the Light-Weight division.
Following his retirement from the sport, Woodhall has developed a broadcasting career with both the BBC & Sky Sports as a sports pundit, on both television and radio. He currently co-commentates with Mike Costello on radio for some shows, while co-commentating with John Rawlings on Setanta Sports on other times. He was also involved with the 2012 Olympics held in London, commentating on the fights alongside Jim Neil and coaching the Olympic boxing squad. After appearing as a body double for Brad Pitt in the 2000 film Snatch, he has also dedicated himself to developing as a performer.
He fought big names such as Joe Calzaghe, Glen Catley, Sugar Boy Malinga, John Aston and Vito Gaudiosi.
Terry O’Connor is a former amateur boxer for Les Anderson at the Costa Green boxing club, he was the first boxer to turn professional under Ron Gray and while with him Terry won The Midlands Area Heavyweight Title when he beat Rocky Burton in 1980.
When Terry retired he trained to be a professional referee under the British Boxing Board of Controll.
He later became a referee with the WBA and is still working with both today, working with all of the biggest names in the sport.
Both stayed in the sport after retiring from fighting. They went different ways and it has stood them both well.
Getting the 2 together to share their secrets and Insight stories of what’s what in boxing will be great to hear.
Tickets for this event is only £10.00 which include a buffet, it will also give you time to have photos with both Terry & Richie with his WBC belt.
Call The Crown Club on 0121 373 2050