MANCHESTER'S Champs Camp boxing guru Phil Martin and Joey Jacobs former British super featherweight champion DUAL SIGNED original black & white 8" x 10" photo.
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Phil Martin (aka Philip Martin Adelagan) (April 5, 1950 – May 27, 1994) former English professional light-heavyweight. He fought during the 1970s with career statistics of won 14 (KO 6) and lost 6 (KO 4). He went on to become a respected trainer.
Martin was born in Moss Side, Manchester, England, in 1950. He had a record of 14 wins and six defeat. The highlight of his career was beating former British Light Heavyweight Champion Gypsy Johnny Frankham over 10 rounds at Belle Vue, Greater Manchester, in November 1975. His professional career ended when he retired after the Ennio Cometti fight in 1978.
Martin went on to become a successful boxing trainer, after meeting with Chet Alexander who convinced him to return to a career in boxing as a trainer. Martin was involved and frustrated as a left wing political activist at the time of their first meeting and moved quickly into his more successful role as a trainer at the Alexander Foundation in Princess Road in Moss Side Manchester. After a fast growth teaching classes at the Alexander Foundation in Moss Side, Phil moved into his own premises a few buildings away, starting his own gym, taking disused premises in Princess Road, Moss Side, scene of rioting in 1981, and building the Champs Camp Gym. He steered numerous boxers, such as Tony Ekubia, Frank Grant, Maurice Core, Ossie Maddix, Ensley Bingham and Steve Walker, to British European and Commonwealth title bouts.
He died in 1994, aged 44, from cancer. The Champ Camp Gym was renamed the Phil Martin Centre in his honour.
Birthplace: Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Nationality: United Kingdom
Hometown: Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Height: 5′ 8″ / 173cm
1986 ABA lightweight champion.