Launch to be held for Bann boxing book

Training in Banbridge Bosco about 1965. Bobby Peden on the left facing Eamon McCusker with long serving Banbridge ABC coach, Barney Savage keeping an eye on both boys. Barney Savage was an exceptional coach. He coached Bobby Peden to two Ulster Senior Titles. The first in 1967 when Bobby outboxed Hugo Gillhouley of Immaculata and the second in 1968 when Bobby took a middleweight title against Mick Regen from the Belfast Bosco gym.

Training in Banbridge Bosco about 1965. Bobby Peden on the left facing Eamon McCusker with long serving Banbridge ABC coach, Barney Savage keeping an eye on both boys. Barney Savage was an exceptional coach. He coached Bobby Peden to two Ulster Senior Titles. The first in 1967 when Bobby outboxed Hugo Gillhouley of Immaculata and the second in 1968 when Bobby took a middleweight title against Mick Regen from the Belfast Bosco gym.

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A book which chronicles boxing in the Banbridge District across generations is set to be launched next week, as Banbridge Amateur Boxing Club celebrate the completion of a state of the art gym based in Havelock Park.

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