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.


Crolla V Murray

A lot of people consider the lightweight bout taking place in Manchester this weekend between Anthony Crolla (27-4-1) and John Murray (32-2) to be a very close call indeed. The contest, in UK's second biggest city on Easter Weekend, is for the WBO lightweight Inter-continental title, but the significance of the result means more than the marginal title as it will put them a step closer to a world title fight. Even if this isn't immediately forthcoming, the division is stacked in Britain, and can throw up some massive domestic scraps.

Fight Reports

Crag Whyatt v Ben Moorish, Camden Centre, 11th April

Last Friday at the Camden Centre, Morden super featherweight Craig Whyatt (7-1) liquidated Plymouth’s Ben Morrish (3-8-2) in the first round to bag the Masters Bronze super featherweight belt. This was scheduled for eight, but when Morrish tried to turn it into a brawl he quickly came off second best after Jeff Hinds halted proceedings following his third knockdown.