Batten hosts Eastman event

Former British light-middleweight champion Jimmy Batten will present a tribute night for stricken boxer Gilbert Eastman in Aldgate

Former British light-middleweight champion Jimmy Batten, from Millwall, will present a tribute night for former boxer Gilbert Eastman at The Three Lords pub, Minories, Aldgate next week.

Batten is organising the event on Wednesday night for Eastman, the younger brother of former European and British middleweight champion Howard Eastman, who twice unsuccessfully challenged for the world title.

The younger Eastman, also a middleweight, underwent emergency surgery after collapsing following a fight at York Hall last October.

The 35-year-old, who also held a day job as a London bus driver, was floored and stopped in the dying seconds of his eight-round encounter against Bermondsey's Sam Webb.

You may also want to watch:

Eastman was examined by the ringside doctor after the fight, but later collapsed suddenly in his dressing room and was rushed to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, where he underwent life-saving brain surgery.

Batten, now a popular entertainer on the East London pub circuit, will act as host at the tribute evening, which will include a celebrity auction, a raffle, karaoke and cabaret.

Most Read

The event is due to start at 6pm. Further information is available from The Three Lords on 0207 481 4249 or from Jimmy Batten on 07956 570533.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus