Jim Oliver Testimonial Dinner on July 17

A testimonial dinner for the late Jim Oliver will take place on Wednesday 17th July at Allianz Park, Greenlands Lane, London.

Jim, father of European super featherweight champion Spencer, was born in 1950 and first introduced to boxing by his father Charlie. They both joined Finchley ABC in the 60s.

After a near-fatal car accident halted his professional career, Jim went on the become head trainer at Finchley ABC where he was responsible for the development of many talented young amateur boxers. He trained his son Spencer, and his brother, Danny Oliver -  a two time NABC Champ.

Jim was active in the London Ex-Boxers Association, which he attended for many years, along with father Charlie and brother John.

Jim had a two year battle with Leukemia, and died on May 26 this year, days  after returning from a visit to Las Vegas accompanying young boxers from North West Durham on a trip of a lifetime.

Tickets for the three course dinner, which includes a raffle, acutions and photograph opportunities, are available from Nicola on 07525 352995.


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