Bruno! Bruno! Bruno! The National Treasure Frank Bruno returns to Superstar Speakers
Updated: Apr 3
Northampton Park Inn Radisson Hotel on Thursday Oct 1st we welcome the former Heavyweight Champion of the World Frank Bruno MBE for an Evening With event
Frank Bruno is an icon of British Sport, a boxer who crossed over into mainstream entertainment and won the hearts of the nation when he became WBC heavyweight champion of the world in 1995
Since hanging up the gloves Frank has been public about his battles with mental health and become a catalyst for men to talk about mental health issues and has played a huge part in removing the stigma surrounding the illness
Where is Frank Bruno from?
Bruno was born Franklin Roy Bruno in Wandsworth London in 1961. Born to a Jamaican mother and Dominican father he grew up in London with 5 brothers and sisters. Frank first started taking boxing seriously during his spell at a reform school. He went on to have a successful amateur career before turning pro in the early 80s
What was Frank Bruno's fight record?
Bruno had 45 fights, winning 40 and 38 of those by KO, and 5 losses
This record gives Frank a 95% knockout rate from his fights and during his career he was known for his incredible punching power
When did Frank Bruno win the World Title?
2nd September 1995 was the biggest night in Bruno's career. In front of a packed Wembley Stadium, Bruno went the distance against Oliver McCall to claim the WBC World Heavyweight Championship. It was Bruno's 4th attempt at a World title, having lost to Tim Witherspoon, Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson before this night.
It was Bruno's 44th fight and was the culmination of a journey that began in 1982. Frank had achieved the dream he had, vocally, set out to achieve and the victory secured his status as a national treasure to the UK
How has Frank Bruno helped people with Mental Health?
Frank Bruno has been open about his battles with mental health having released his second book (Let Me Be Frank) which chronicles his history his bipolar disorder. Frank admitting he suffers from this disease has proved to be a huge stepping stone in men admitting the same and making people realise that its not a weakness and if a boxing world champion can suffer, then any one can.
This has lead to the formation of the Frank Bruno Foundation to help build healthy bodies and healthy minds.
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