Boxing world's tributes to ‘father figure' Brian
Manchester Evening News|January 27, 2022
TRIBUTES are flooding in for legendary boxing trainer Brian Hughes following his death aged 82.
DAMON WILKINSON

Known as the 'Godfather of Manchester boxing, Hughes dedicated his life to the sport.

Born and raised in Collyhurst, he formed Collyhurst Lads Club in 1964 at a community centre on Willert Street using Army kit bags stuffed with old clothing as punch bags.

Scores of youngsters joined and football teams and a boxing squad were set up.

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