Errol Christi Born in Leicester, raised in Radford, Coventry, former professional boxer and captain of the English team, from 1980 to 1983, and European Champion, 1983. Errol Christie brought up in the Radford area of the city started started boxing at the age of eight, at the Standard Triumph gym managed by Tom Mc Garry. Out of eight fights in his early career he lost only two and gained a reputation for early knockouts. He was Warwickshire champion in 1976, schoolboy champion in 1977, NABC champion in 1979 and senior champion in 1981. In 1982, he became European champion after defeating Ossuberk Kilimov in the semi-finals and Moe Gruciano in the finals at Schwerin in what was then East Germany. Errol was listed in the Guinnes World Records, then known as the Guinnes Book of Records, for notching up up the most amatuer wins. A series of effortless wins followed Errols decision to go professional in 1981 with new manager Burt McCarthy. He triumphed against Terry Matthews, Jimmy Ellis, Harlen Holden, Sam Leonard, Lino Cajinas, Vince Gajny, Robert Thomas, Fred Reed, Doug James, Joel Bonnetaz, Dexter Bowman, Stacy Mc Swain and Stan White. But in September, 1984 – Jose Seys delivered a surprise knockout which shook Errol's confidence. Seven more wins followed however before a disastrous bout with Mark Kaylor in November, 1985. Errol featured regular on ITV Fight Night in the 1980's, He earned the right to wear the Kronk Gym golden shorts after impressing it prmoter Emanuel Steward. He became a trainer to the City Excutives engaged in the crave for white collar boxing. One of his regular student was TV presenter Dermot O'Leary. In March 2010, Errol published his biography No Place To Hide, about racism both in the boxing game and seventies/eighties Britain, in collaboration with former BBC producer Tony McMahon. The book was long listed for the William Hill sports writer prize 2010.
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