Mike Tyson’s ex-sparring partner coming to St Leonards

Former Irish international boxer 'Big' Joe Egan is coming to St Leonards on Friday April 24
Former Irish international boxer 'Big' Joe Egan is coming to St Leonards on Friday April 24
  • Tyson’s former sparring partner coming to St Leonards
  • Joe Egan will be at Azur on April 24
  • Tickets for event are available

A boxer dubbed ‘the toughest white man on the planet’ by Mike Tyson is coming to St Leonards.

Joe Egan, a former sparring partner of Tyson’s and a seven-time Irish heavyweight champion, will be at Azur at the Marina Pavilion on Friday April 24 for ‘An Evening with Big Joe Egan’.

It starts at 7pm and you can be there too by calling the ticket hotline on 07706 668080. Tickets are priced at £15 for adults and £10 for children under 16. A barbecue will also be on offer.

The event will be your chance to ask ‘What was Tyson really like?’, ‘How did it feel to go the distance with Lennox Lewis?’ and ‘What is the secret to having one of the toughest jaws in heavyweight boxing?’

Egan was a winner of the Golden Gloves award while living in New York and more recently has entered the Hollywood movie scene so he has a lifetime of stories to tell.

St Leonards is a place close to Egan’s heart as he often came down to a penthouse in Marine Court some years ago to share his life stories with the co-author of his biography, the late Ranald Graham.

Graham was a writer, director and producer, best known for his writing work on the British television series The Sweeney, The Professionals, and Dempsey and Makepeace.

His book ‘The Toughest White Man on the Planet’ took the boxing world by storm and Tyson flew in to accompany Egan on its European launch. Former boxing stars from across the country came to congratulate and celebrate with Egan.