Friends of East Brighton ABC

George Bowes

1936 - 2018


Born in Hesleden, County Durham in 1936, George dedicated his life to boxing. He turned professional boxer in 1957 and had 62 pro bouts which included 42 wins (record). One of George's boxing highlights was a bout against the undefeated World Champion Howard Winstone. George also had success as a trainer with British titles with the Feeney Brothers and Billy Hardy and Commonwealth glory with Stewart Lithgo.


In 1986 Channel 4 commissioned Amber Films to make a 60 minute drama documentary featuring George and his gym based in the North East. (click here to watch the film


In 2015 Richy Horsley wrote a book about George called "Battling Bowes".


To buy a copy of the book (£6.99 + p&p) contact:



"I wish every success to the boxers and coaches at East Brighton ABC"

George Bowes

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