1982 ABA heavyweight champion winners trophy won in the Birmingham and District Championships by Horace Notice former undefeated professional British and Commonwealth heavyweight and 1983 (ABA) Amateur Boxing Association champion.
Presented and in fantastic condition the Birmingham and District heavyweight winners wooden trophy beautifully decorated measuring 18 3/4" x 8", was won by Horace Notice presenting Nechells Green Amateur Boxing Club which qualified Notice for the National Championship Finals in London but was defeated in the (91k) heavyweight category by Harold Hylton (Brockworth Viking ABC) but would defeat and take the title back from Hylton the following year 1983.
95th ABAE National Championship
Wembley Arena, London.
Weight / Champion / Finalist
48 John Lyon (Lowe House ABC) vs John McBride (Repton ABC)
51 Joe Kelly (Holyrood ABC) vs Joe Dawson (Boston ABC)
54 Roy Gilbody (St Helens Star ABC) vs A.Coveley (Repton ABC)
57 Herman Henry (St Pancras ABC) vs David Kenny (Kirkby ABC)
60 James McDonnell (St Pancras ABC) vs Gary Felvus (Keighley ABC)
64 Anthony Adams (Fitzroy Lodge ABC) vs Clyde McIntosh (Bell Green ABC)
67 Chris Pyatt (Belgrave ABC) vs Robert McKenley (Cavendish ABC)
71 David Milligan (Denbeath BC) vs M.Patrick (New Enterprise ABC)
75 James Price (Holy Name ABC) vs Cy Harrison (Cosmos ABC)
81 Glen Crawford (Market District ABC) vs Robert Parkes (Repton ABC)
91 Harold Hylton (Brockworth Viking ABC)
****Horace Notice (Nechells ABC)****
91+ Adrian Elliott (Fairburn House ABC) vs Keith Ferdinand (Royal Navy)
Horace Notice unbeaten in 16, the fine fighting machine had done everything asked. He had collected Commonwealth and British titles and was being steered towards a World title fight.
Horace signed pro forms after taking the 1983 ABA heavyweight title for Nechells Green ABC. Three years later, he captured the pro Commonwealth title by stopping Hughroy Currie, defended the belt four times against such tough men as Dave Garside and Dean Waters, and enjoyed his finest hour on March 9, 1988. On that night, he claimed the British title by again overwhelming Currie.
It was to be his last fight – his eye injury forced premature retirement.
Horace G. Notice (7 August 1957) born in West Bromwich, heavyweight boxer of the 1980s who as an amateur won the 1983 ABA Heavyweight Championship boxing out of the Nechells Green ABC (Birmingham).
As a professional, Notice won the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) British heavyweight title, and Commonwealth heavyweight title, his professional fighting weight varied from 196lb, to 212lb. After defending both his British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles against Hughroy Currie, a retinal detachment prematurely ended his boxing career, and ruined his plans of a next defence.
Notice lives in Hayes, South East London, with the actress Jacqui Gordon-Lawrence and their daughters, Naomi and Amelia. Singer and actress Michelle Gayle is godmother to one of their daughters.