Stand Up For Cancer
Ben O'Brien, an Ecclesfield native who trains with us at SBC, was recently given a massive surprise when visited by Amir Khan during training.
Having battled with an aggressive form of bone cancer diagnosed back in 2011, Stand Up To Cancer arranged for Ben's hero to meet him in the ring. Since making
the brave, life saving decision to have his leg amputated above the knee, Ben has since taken up boxing and is now setting his sights on the 2020 Paralympics.
Following their sparring session Ben was commended by Khan, who said "Ben’s positivity and enthusiasm is infectious... It was an absolute honour to meet him
and I wish him all the luck in the world in the ring and beyond." Read the full article at The Star.
“I couldn’t believe it when I saw Amir Khan walk through the doors, I thought I was seeing things. He’s a hero of mine
and today has been amazing, I never thought I’d get to say I’ve fought against the mighty Khan. He’s shown me that nothing
can get in the way if you really want something. Not even cancer!”
Glyn Rhodes MBE
After dedicating an astonishing 37 years of his life to the sport of boxing, Glyn Rhodes has been awarded an MBE in the New
Years Honours list by HRH Elizabeth II in recognition of his services to boxing and young people and all that he has achieved
during this time. Since his retirement as a fighter in 1993, Glyn 'Showboat' Rhodes swiftly went on to earn his training,
and promoters licenses and has since then brought countless aspiring young boxers through the ranks at his gym based in
Hillsborough, Sheffield. Since the announcement of this accolade, Glyn has conducted interviews with BBC Breakfast and Sky Sports that can be seen at our video page. video page (not available currently on the
“It is a tremendous honour and legitimises everything I’ve tried to do,”
Glyn Rhodes MBE
Boxing Against Bullying
We've proudly joined forces with The Star in launching a campaign to help the victims of bullying, supported by the NPSCC
and former Sports Minister Richard Caborn MP. As a part of this initiative we've offered to give advice and assistance to
anyone feeling vulnerable and will happily teach boxing to all those who believe learning the ropes would help. There's been
huge recognition for this cause from a range of celebrities involved in the sport and alongside The Star we can only reach
out further to those in need.
“There is absolutely no hiding place in boxing, it builds characters. It takes young people from all parts of
society and helps elevate them and their expectations.”
Ex Sports Minister Richard Caborn