THE HANK STANLEY BOXING AWARDS in the name of Reg
Today 16th December 2007 Young Victor was awarded with
a trophy that had the meaning unknown to him.
THE HANK STANLEY VICTORIAN BOXING
AWARDS 2007 was resurrected by Keith Ellis with the help of
Damian Membrey to keep alive a very old tradition as Hank
has been ill of late.
Damian Membrey kindly placed the trophy in his father's hands to do
Bryan Membrey presenting the Reg Undy Best Ringside Personality
Award 2007 to YV.
(A very touching
expression on Bryan.)
This was a thoughtful gesture by a loving son to his famous father
knowing very well of the friendly relations his dad has with me.
I have not felt as close to boxing and people in it as what I did at
this presentation in 44 years.
As you will see when the video is up and running on my site YVB, shear
proof of how nice a man can be to another is evident in this footage.
I have had some people like me before but Bryan Membrey is something
Damian is very fortunate of having a father with so much knowledge in
boxing and its connections.
Bryan is writing a book which portrays this wide web of great people he
has known which to us are legends and celebrities.
A special thank you Bryan, not for the trophy as the panel did that but
for you being such a nice man's man.
Reg Undy was a "Ringside Personality" that was larger than life, a promoter,
a punter, a bookmaker and a very generous bloke.
He is remembered walking around ringside calling odds and taking bets...
That type of activity doesn't happen now or not as overtly.
He features quite a bit in Lester's book ?????. He promoted a couple of
Lester's fights and reportedly lost a lot on the Ellis v Michael
Lester says in his book that as a 17 year old amateur he asked Reg for
sponsorship and "Ringside Reg" helped out with some boots and
cash...from then on Lester and Reg were inseparable.
More will be added here about Reg Undy and is being researched now and
will be made available when enough has been compiled.
There is some incomplete record of Reg on Boxrec and you can see this by the following
See video of the presentation taken by YV
Reg Undy Best Ringside Personality awarded to Young Victor