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Honour for Repton BC's Tony Burns

PUBLISHED: 12:41 02 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:55 05 October 2010

TONY Burns, doyen of Tower Hamlets amateur boxing and coach of the Repton Boxing Club has been honoured in the New Year s Honours List. Tony, 68, of Bonner Street, Bethnal Green, has led the Cheshire Street, Bethnal Green, club for 40 years, guiding such

TONY Burns, doyen of Tower Hamlets amateur boxing and coach of the Repton Boxing Club has been honoured in the New Year's Honours List.

Tony, 68, of Bonner Street, Bethnal Green, has led the Cheshire Street, Bethnal Green, club for 40 years, guiding such as John H Stracey and Maurice Hope, who have gone on to win world professional titles and Audley Harrison, winner of an Olympic gold medal.

He has helped train a record 250 national champions and sent boxers to 10 Olympic Games.

Tony receives the MBE for services to amateur boxing.


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