Bristol Boxing Boss Chris Sanigar was last night awarded the Joe Bromley Award for Outstanding Services to Boxing at the sixty fifth annual Boxing Writers Club dinner.
The award was presented to Chris by the chairman of the Boxing Writers Club Simon Ewan-Smith for almost 40 years of services to professional boxing.
Chris Sanigar became a professional boxer in 1978 having represented England as an amateur and was widely regarded as one of the toughest professional boxers in the country.
Upon his retirement from the sport in 1984 Chris moved from London back to his native Bristol and began training boxers. He has also worked in the sports as both a manager and promoter and was responsible for the rise of the Westcountry’s famous ‘Bristol Boys’ in the 1990’s guiding Ross Hale to become the first man from Bristol ever to win the Lonsdale belt.
Following on from early domestic success Chris managed Glenn Catley to become world champion in 2000 and more recently Lee Haskins from Lockleaze and Lee Selby from Barry, South Wales in 2015.
Previous winners of the award include Lennox Lewis, Nigel Benn, Mickey Duff, Howard Winstone and Nicola Adams.