John H Stracey
John H Stracey will always be one of Britain’s greatest World Boxing Champions of all time. He achieved the ultimate in December of 1975, when he became the undisputed Welterweight Champion of the World inMexico City.
Before he reached the age of 18 John won no less than five national championships. When he turned pro, he had an unbeaten run of 28 fights in three years, winning the British and European and World Welterweight Championships in a career spanning 17 years.
Once his professional career had ended, John began touring the Country as an After Dinner Speaker, and is still very much in demand for personal appearances at corporate events such as Golf Days, Company Dinners, etc., He still enjoys his T.V. and film work and has appeared in such shows as “Minder” “Brushstrokes”, and “Eastenders”. He also appeared in the film “Hamlet” with Mel Gibson.
John played a major part in the success of the film “The Krays”, acting as Boxing Trainer to Gary and Martin Kemp for a full six months, before going on to choreograph the boxing scenes, which were acclaimed by the critics as the most authentic fight scenes ever used in a British film.
John tells stories of hisEast Endupbringing and his exploits in the ring and his personality, combined with his natural Cockney charm and humour make him a joy to listen to. He always takes along his cherished World Title Belt for everyone to see.