Feature | Nov 24 2019

The night Marvin Hagler snapped my groin guard

Leicester hero Tony Sibson talks to Matt Bozeat about a career that included a famous date with the one and only Marvin Hagler
Tony Sibson  |  (Action Images / Sporting Pictures / Nick Kidd)

THE loudest cheer at Leicester’s Morningside Arena on Saturday night (October 6) could well be for a fighter who retired three decades ago. Expect Tony Sibson to hate every moment of his – thankfully – brief return to the spotlight.

“I never could read about myself,” “Sibbo” told me once, “not even in the local paper.”

The occasional appearance at a charity or amateur show apart, Sibson has mostly stayed away from boxing since his 63rd and last fight, a 10-round loss to Frank Tate for the IBF middleweight title in Stafford in February, 1988.


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