21st Jan, 2019

Star boxers reveal new plaque to honour those that made Turpin statue possible

BOXING: A NEW plaque has been revealed at the iconic statue of Randolph Turpin in Warwick town centre to honour those who helped make it possible.

Revealed on Monday, July 10, the quick ceremony took place on the 66th anniversary of Turpin’s World Middleweight title win against Sugar Ray Robinson.

Peter Lowe, a former sparring partner of Turpin, revealed the plaque in front of an audience booming with boxing talent from past and present.

Adrian Bush, chairman of Clearys Boxing Gym, told The Observer the new plaque was revealed to thank the people that supported him in raising the £30,000 needed to create the statue.

He added: “We didn’t want to make a big deal out of the revealing of the new plaque and to have only a few of us there was nice.

“Some of Randolph’s family joined us as well as Leamington’s rising boxing stars of the future, including Lewis Williams and Morgan Ansell.”

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