Henry Wharton's plan to help York re-establish boxing reputation

York Press: REIGN OF KING HENRY: Henry Wharton hammers his opponent, Italy’s Mauro Galvano, into submission at the Barbican to win the European super-middleweight crown in 1995Picture: Nigel Holland

11:55am Thursday 12th June 2014

RING-MASTER Henry Wharton has the scene of former conquests roundly in his sights.

Henry Wharton revels in inaugural show of home class

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11:39am Wednesday 11th June 2014

KNOCKED out - that was York's boxing king Henry Wharton who admitted being floored emotionally by the first show at his own gym.

Henry Wharton's plans for gym's first show

York Press: Henry with sponsors Dean Sherriff (left) and Mark Stanley from Empire Tapes PLC with squad members at his Acomb gym.Nigel Holland. (6502521)

1:08pm Saturday 24th May 2014

A ONE-TWO combination has fired Henry Wharton with the power-packed energy he brought to an illustrious professional career two decades ago.

Boxer Charlie Hall in top title contest

York Press: Charlie Hall

11:43am Tuesday 6th May 2014

YORK fighter Charlie Hall is the new Junior Amateur Boxing Association Yorkshire featherweight champion - now with sights on the national crown.

Henry Wharton lauds boxing manager Mickey Duff

York Press: York boxing legend Henry Wharton with former manager Mickey Duff, who has died aged 83

12:21pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

YORK’S lord of the ring Henry Wharton has paid lavish tribute to “the main man” of British boxing.

International debut for York boxer Charlie Hall

York Press: Charlie Hall

11:35am Saturday 8th March 2014

KNOCKOUT action has pitched York boxer Charlie Hall into an overseas trip for his international debut.

Henry Wharton’s gym holds cash raising contest

York Press: Henry Wharton

12:57pm Saturday 1st March 2014

Wharton’s cash raising contest YORK’S undisputed king of the boxing ring Henry Wharton has launched a fundraising combination for his Acomb-based gym.

Boxing: Courtney Catterson, 17, claims prestigious national crown

York Press: Courtney Catterson

10:24am Thursday 19th December 2013

SHE’S the ring warrior opponents can’t land a glove on – barely a year after turning to boxing teenager Courtney Catterson is a national champion.

Former jockey Dean Heslop now a successful boxer

York Press: Dean Heslop taking a breather in the gym

11:35am Thursday 12th December 2013

FROM the parade ring to the four-sided roped ring is a journey few sportsmen would negotiate.

Jorvik boxing chief’s plea over new base

York Press: Jorvik Boxing Club’s Gary Kelly with his fighters at their current base

12:02pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

JORVIK Boxing Club are on the lookout for a new home.

Boxing: Wilson battles to ensure bill is a knockout

York Press: Jorvik ABC’s Nathaniel Smith, above left, during his win over Jordan Westmoreland (West Leeds ABC) at York’s  Tramways club

10:11am Saturday 16th November 2013

YORK Amateur Boxing Club’s first ‘home’ show of the season survived two pre-bout blows to stage a knockout night.

York Boxing Club bill poised to make big impact

York Press: Courtney Catterson

11:23am Tuesday 12th November 2013

YORK Boxing Club is to stage its first show of the season this week.

Wins for three boxers from Henry Wharton's gym

York Press: Henry Wharton acclaims Steve Wilson’s win

11:34am Saturday 19th October 2013

A NIGHT to savour cheered former ring king Henry Wharton to the echo.

Ricky Hatton guest of honour at dinner

York Press: 'HOLDING ON TO DREAM': Ricky Hatton

11:32am Saturday 19th October 2013

 TICKETS are now available for a dinner appearance in York of former two-time world champion Ricky Hatton.

Boxing: Tickets left for ring’s Real Deal at Racecourse

10:53am Thursday 15th August 2013

RINGSIDE seats are still available to see one of boxing’s all-time greats at York Racecourse.

Evander Holyfield to visit Henry Wharton’s gym

York Press: Henry Wharton at the opening of his new gym

10:52am Thursday 15th August 2013

YORK’S lord of the ring Henry Wharton has landed a heavyweight boxing coup.

Bowls: First win of the season for Poppleton Road

11:42am Thursday 27th June 2013

Poppleton Road finally got their first York Amatur Bowling Associoation second division win of the season beating hosts Harrogate 6-2.

Boxer Evander Holyfield to appear at York Racecourse

York Press: Evander Holyfield

8:00am Saturday 8th June 2013

ONE of boxing’s all-time greats is set to descend on York Racecourse.

University of York Boxing club to hold first exhibition night

11:27am Friday 7th June 2013

BOXING is increasing by significant degrees at the University of York which will stage its first exhibition night.

Boxer Joe Hinds makes impact in the ring

York Press: Joe Hinds crunches a heavy blow into the face of Lee Coulson

11:25am Friday 7th June 2013

ACOMB ace Joe Hinds is eager for his upcoming week’s holiday to be soon over after the boxer’s brash impact in the ring.

Hits and a miss for York Boxing Club

York Press: Boxers and coaches at YBC

9:50am Tuesday 14th May 2013

THERE was excellence and anguish in almost equal measure at York Boxing Club’s ‘Wanted Young Guns’ show at Tramways Working Men’s Club.

Bravo Oscar plots campaign for Rio

York Press: Bravo Oscar plots campaign for Rio

10:16am Saturday 4th May 2013

ONE first under his belt, chip off the boxing block Oscar Wharton is targeting a five-ringed first.

Henry’s Gym boxers and coaches celebrate first conquest

York Press: Henry’s Gym boxers and coaches salute the first conquest

10:15am Saturday 4th May 2013

WATCH us grow – that’s the glowing signal from Henry’s Gym owner Henry Wharton after the Acomb club notched up its first ring success.

Boxing: Tom MacDonald plots national glory

York Press: Tom MacDonald

11:47am Wednesday 24th April 2013

NATIONAL triumph is in the sights of upcoming boxer Tom MacDonald.

Jorvik Boxing Club celebrating its first county triumph

York Press: Jorvik’s first champion Danny Holmes

12:06pm Tuesday 23rd April 2013

POUNDING fists, young and older, are beating a powerful path to success for the Jorvik Boxing Club.

Sky high show is boon for gym

York Press: Henry Wharton, above trains with Ben Cairns

10:36am Wednesday 3rd April 2013

NATIONWIDE exposure is guaranteed for York’s newest boxing gym which is the new domain of Henry Wharton, York’s lord of the ring.

York boxing prospects switch to Henry's Gym

York Press: Joe Hinds smacks right into the pads

11:36am Saturday 2nd March 2013

TWO of York’s most uppercut-and-coming boxing prospects have switched to Henry Wharton’s new gym, declaring it a knockout.

Boxer Harry Matthews back in training

York Press: Boxer Harry Matthews back in harness with trainer Glenn Banks

11:30am Saturday 16th February 2013

RE-UNITED – and primed to roll with the punches towards the rekindling of a boxing title dream.

York Amateur Boxing Club success graced by girl power

York Press: History-making Courtney Catterson

11:20am Wednesday 6th February 2013

SUCCESS, including triumph for Courtney Catterson in the first ever boxing bout by a York girl, was all York Amateur Boxing Club’s impressive away start to the campaign.

Boxing: Steve Melton lifts Yorkshire area lightweight title

York Press: Steve Melton with his EBF belt

11:17am Wednesday 6th February 2013

SERVICE engineer Steve Melton proved a bright spark in a six-pack of triumph.

Henry Wharton's new gym opens

York Press: Henry Wharton, above left, with his coaching team, from left, of Ron Hopley, Tony Murray and Reece Morrill

11:26am Tuesday 22nd January 2013

AMID York’s deepest fall of snow so far this winter, there was a positive spring in the step of the city’s greatest professional boxer, Henry Wharton.

Henry Wharton's gym opens at last

12:43pm Saturday 19th January 2013

AT LAST – Henry’s Gym, York’s biggest boxing gym run by ring king Henry Wharton, opens on Monday.

Henry's Gym volunteer hopes to be a big hit in the boxing ring

York Press: Reece Morrill on the pads with Henry Wharton

11:00am Thursday 10th January 2013

SHEER hard attack has transformed Reece Morrill from enthusiast to power-packed punching prospect.

Henry Wharton hails Destroyer as true champ

York Press: Henry Wharton, Gary Atkin and Nigel Benn

10:49am Friday 14th December 2012

HENRY WHARTON, York’s most successful professional boxer, has alerted the city’s youngsters to heed the example of British boxing’s big Benn.

Boxer Henry Wharton in reunion with 1994 world title foe Nigel Benn

York Press: Henry Wharton, left, and Nigel Benn meet in the ring with echoes of their epic title clash at Earls Court in 1994

11:49am Thursday 13th December 2012

DARK Destroyer Nigel Benn has predicted a glowing future for the new York boxing gym currently being built by his old world championship foe and friend Henry Wharton.

History in the ring for York’s boxing starlet Courtney Catterson

York Press: Courtney Catterson  at York Amateur Boxing Club

11:32am Wednesday 28th November 2012

WORLD kickboxing champion Courtney Catterson will create history in another ring tonight, writes Tony Kelly.

York boxer Graham Fearn hangs up gloves

York Press: Graham Fearn says farewell to the professional ring

11:12am Wednesday 28th November 2012

THE dream is over. York boxer Graham Fearn has rung the bell on his professional career after a bizarre ending in the midnight hour.

York boxer Graham Fearn faces Scott Jenkins at Manchester

York Press: York’s Graham Fearn

12:01pm Saturday 24th November 2012

SEASONED York boxer Graham Fearn will be smack in the middle of British boxing’s most anticipated comeback.

Boxing show tickets

10:35am Wednesday 14th November 2012

YORK Amateur Boxing Club are staging a show at York’s Tramways Social Club on Wednesday, November 28 starting from 7pm.

City’s biggest gym has potential to be “best in Yorkshire”

York Press: Ron Hopley putting boxers through their paces in a joint training session held with, left, Henry Wharton

12:04pm Thursday 1st November 2012

BOXER turned trainer Ron “Rocket” Hopley is convinced Henry Wharton’s gymnasium will soar to major prominence.

Leeds Rhinos chief backs Henry Wharton’s gym initiative

York Press: Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott takes a brief breather from his training regime at Henry Wharton’s new gym

12:05pm Wednesday 31st October 2012

YORK king of the ring Henry Wharton’s bold aim to create “a home of champions” is to land a champion clout.

Henry Wharton savours box of delights

York Press: Henry Wharton at his gym

11:59am Wednesday 31st October 2012

HENRY WHARTON’S dream has inched closer to being realised as the final flourishes are put to York’s biggest boxing gymnasium.

Boxer Brian McDermott prepares for return

York Press: Brian McDermott pads up to Henry Wharton

11:42am Wednesday 31st October 2012

FORMER Marine and one-time professional boxer Brian McDermott is honing himself to return to the boxing ring next week.

York boxing trainer Banks extends reach into management ranks

11:03am Tuesday 28th August 2012

BOXING trainer Glenn Banks has achieved another York first.

Henry Wharton hopes to produce boxing stars for Rio

York Press: Henry Wharton

11:40am Wednesday 15th August 2012

LET’S produce more Team GB boxing stars for Rio – that’s the no-punches-pulled aim from York’s former lord of the ring Henry Wharton.

Family fun dat at Haxby Shotokan Karate Club

11:08am Wednesday 15th August 2012

HAXBY Shotokan Karate Club are staging a free family fun day at Wigginton Recreation Hall in Haxby on Sunday, August 19.

York businesses urged to support Henry Wharton's new gym

York Press: Dean Sherriff who is appealing for backing for Henry Wharton’s gym

11:06am Wednesday 15th August 2012

COMPANY director Dean Sherriff is appealing to the York business community to help secure the long-term future of what will be the city’s biggest boxing club.

Olympic legacy fighting fund for Community Spirit club

York Press: York’s Community Spirit Boxing Club have received a £48,000 grant from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund. Members are pictured left  celebrating

11:51am Friday 27th July 2012

A YORK boxing club is benefiting from the Olympics to the tune of £48,000.

Boxer Harry Matthews in title bid

York Press: Harry  Matthews

11:18am Saturday 21st July 2012

POCKLINGTON Rocket Harry Matthews has set his sights on the British Masters title.

Pocklington Rocket’s Eubank woe

8:56am Monday 14th May 2012

POCKLINGTON Rocket Harry Matthews was comfortably out-pointed in his televised clash with rising ring star Chris Eubank junior.



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