at Ambrose Palmer's gym 1966 - 1967
training started here at the gym below Festival Hall with Ambrose at my
helm, this was after a short preparation at home where I managed to reduce
my weight back to 9 stone & 3 lbs. (57 kilos)
I spent 8 months getting into very good shape and Ambrose told me that my
first return fight would likely be with Leo Young.
spent this time training at top level mostly with Johnny Famechon but also
with Aldo Pravisani, others included.
As we looked in 1966-67
3 years earlier this
is where the Victorian Title could have changed hands as Les Mclean was
also returning to boxing and he was gloved to spar with me.
sidekick either Roger or Malcolm pulled me aside and whispered that I should
be careful that Les does not pull punches, "well" they were
and behold Les did just what was expected he came at me furiously and got
Ko'd. took 1 min.
expected no count was applied but as Ambrose removed my gloves had a smirk
and held his head down as usual.
and Roger both looked away also smirking.