Garry Winning tribute

February 11, 2021 | by Matt Halfpenny


England Boxing has been said to learn of the passing of popular Clifton ABC Head Coach Garry Winning.

A Facebook post from fellow Nottingham club Phoenix ABC said: “We at the club are very sad to hear of the passing of Garry Winning of Clifton ABC.

“Garry was a big character in boxing around Nottingham and the East Midlands as well as a very-highly respected coach.

“Garry has always been a very close friend of Phoenix ABC and was always really friendly and supportive, as well bringing his well-known sense of humour.

“We would like to send our thoughts and prays to Garry friends and family as well as everyone at Clifton. Garry, you were one in a million. May you rest in peace.”

A post from the East Midlands Regional Association said: “Garry made an impact on us all and will be deeply missed. Our sincerest condolences go out to Garry’s family and all at Clifton ABC at this very sad time.”

Mansfield’s Quarry Lane Boxing Club, said: “So sorry to hear of the passing of Clifton ABC Head Coach Garry Winning. A great coach and true gentleman. Our condolences to Garry’s family and friends, from everyone at QLBC.”

And boxer Finbar Bryson added: “Suffice to Say more than a little numb after the news.

“You’ll be hugely missed ‘Skin’. Great coach and guy. I’ll always respect you for your tireless work for the club, the kids and the craft.”

England Boxing would like to add its condolences to Garry’s family and friends at this sad time.