Boxing – Carl Greaves
Carl Greaves first entered a boxing gym at just 9 years old after being hooked watching Barry Mcguigan win the world title in 1985. The amateur trainer Dick Daubney said he didn’t allow boys to start till they was 11 but allowed him to train that night. Carl went back at age 11 and had his first amateur fight for RHP ABC Newark in 1988. His amateur career saw him reach the NABC national semi finals twice, Junior ABA national final and get selected for the young England squad his amateur record finishing at 70 fights, 48 wins.
In 1996 he turned professional under former British, Commonwealth and European title challenger, John Ashton, winning the British Masters, Midlands area, WBF World title and challenging twice for the British title all at super featherweight, before retiring in 2005 with a record of 39 fights 7 defeats.
Soon after retiring from fighting Carl gained his professional promoters, managers and trainers licence from the BBBOFC and opened the Carl Greaves Boxing Academy in Newark.
Carl now manages over 40 boxers from around the country training more than half of them he puts on regular boxing shows and also manages to put on after dinner speaking events which has seen him do events featuring Barry Mcguigan, Nigel Benn, Steve Collins, Ricky Hatton, Frank Bruno, Roy Jones Junior, Joe Calzaghe and Marco Antonio Barrera.