Frank started boxing at the age of nine when he joined the Wandsworth Boys Club. It was while he was at Wandsworth Boys Club that he won an NABC title. Frank boxed three times as junior, winning twice. During his amateur career he boxed 21 times, winning 20 (he avenged his only defeat by Irish International, Joe Christie).
There is nothing Frank Bruno cannot achieve, any man that can step into a boxing ring with Mike Tyson in his hey day can do anything in life. Frank is one of the nicest sporting celebrities you will ever meet, a true gentleman and a man who has time for everybody. Frank has this knack of telling you stories that are that good, you actually think you where there, his infectious laugh will have you rolling round the room, when Frank laughs, and everybody laughs.
Frank Bruno has been through some hard times and is not afraid to talk to you about it, one minute you are watched and loved by millions the next it all seems to have disappeared. Frank Bruno will give you some great laughs and will also tell you how to stay on your feet after a crack on the chin off that man Tyson, Frank Bruno a true great.
Frank boxed for the Sir Phillip Game Amateur Boxing Club from 1977 to 1980, where in his final season as an amateur, he represented Young England and at 18 was the youngest ever ABA heavy weight champion.
Frank started boxing professionally in 1982. His ring record is 45 contests with 40 victories, 38 of them knock-outs. His only defeats have been by James ?Bonecrusher? Smith and in the World Title fights against Tim Witherspoon, Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis. Frank won the WBC Heavyweight Title in 1995 when he beat Oliver McCall.
In 1990, Frank was awarded an MBE in the New Year?s Honours List, and was also voted the SOS Sports Personality of the Year for 1989 and 1990.
Since retiring from boxing in the late nineties Frank has made numerous guest appearances on dozens of TV shows including Cannon & Ball, Lenny Henry, Freddie Starr, Terry Wogan, The Big Stage, Fort Boyard, Beach Fever and Ant & Dec?s Saturday Night Takeaway. He has also presented the BBC TV series People, recorded two series of the new It?s A Knockout! for Channel 5 and continues to be a regular guest on Question of Sport and Sky Sport Boxing.