Boxing legend thrills pub-goers

PUBLISHED: 14:11 21 December 2006 | UPDATED: 21:28 29 May 2010

Bob Lonkhurst, right, has written a book on the retired boxer Dave Boy’ Green - Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

Bob Lonkhurst, right, has written a book on the retired boxer Dave Boy’ Green - Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

FORMER European Welterweight Champion, Dave Boy Green, enthralled pub-goers at the Black Horse pub in White Roding on Monday (December 18). The Chatteris champion, nicknamed The Fen Tiger, visited the pub to publicise his new biography, show people vide

FORMER European Welterweight Champion, Dave 'Boy' Green, enthralled pub-goers at the Black Horse pub in White Roding on Monday (December 18).

The Chatteris champion, nicknamed The Fen Tiger, visited the pub to publicise his new biography, show people videos of his fights and answer questions on his boxing career.

Landlord Jim Thorpe, a boxing fan, said he was thrilled to have had the local legend in the pub.

"The evening went really well," he said. "We had a good turnout and it was a good night.

"A video of his fight against Joey Singleton was shown, so people had a chance to see the way he used to fight, then he spent time answering questions and signing copies of his book."

Dave 'Boy' Green enjoyed considerable success during his career, which spanned from December 1974 to November 1981.

During that time he took part in 41 professional fights and won 37. Twenty-nine of his victories came inside the distance.

His most dramatic loss was against Sugar Ray Leonard, with whom Dave 'Boy' Green fought for the WBC Welterweight Championship in March 1980.

The Fen Tiger's biography, Fen Tiger: The Success of Dave 'Boy' Green, is on sale now.

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