Barry McGuigan is a legend in the boxing arena and a massive personality outside of it. He was the best in the world, but boxing has never been the sum of his parts. The intelligence, wit and determination that took him to the very top of his chosen sport, was also the starting point of an equally successful career beyond the ropes.
Barry McGuigan: Boxer
Since his retirement as a professional boxer in 1989, Barry has been delivering boxing commentary all over the globe. Prior to his exclusive deal with Sky Sports, Barry was a regular contributor on the BBC, ITV, EUROSPORT, PRIME NETWORK in the USA and STAR TV in the Far East.
Barry In Print
Barry is also a star in print. His weekly column in the Daily Mirror leads the way, setting the boxing agenda every Saturday morning. In addition to his media commitments Barry works ceaselessly in the cause of fighters. Barry is president and founder of the Professional Boxers Association; now the British Boxers Association since its amalgamation with the GMB.
Barry McGuigan: Speaker
Through the BBA, members are encouraged to understand the business side of boxing and to organise their lives better. The organisation promotes further education and helps boxers to develop other skills; so that they are able to earn a living, when their boxing careers are over. Barry is in great demand as an after dinner speaker, gaining notoriety for his humour and motivational talks.
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
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