At the age of 23, John Conteh of Liverpool became the first British boxer to hold the World Light Heavyweight Championship for a quarter of a century.
In fact, the first British champion to hold a world title for 13 years. His arrival marked the beginning of a new era for British boxing. For six years, Conteh soared to great heights and now, 29 years after beating the Argentinean Jorge Ahumada at Wembley - and with 39 professional fights behind him John is now one of the most popular speakers on the After-dinner circuit.
He also is heavily involved in fund raising for the Variety Club of Great Britain.
"John was a pleasure to meet as well as very entertaining. We have had a huge response from our clients, players and guests who attended the event that John was an excellent choice and a great night was had by all."