Tribute: Gordon Grant

February 17, 2021 | by Matt Halfpenny


England Boxing has been saddened to learn of the passing of former Cambridgeshire Police ABC coach Gordon Grant.

A Facebook message from Peterborough Police’s Chris Baker read: “Another sad day for amateur boxing, with one of my first coaches at Cambs Police ABC Gordon Grant passing away this morning.

“Gordon was always a fantastic mentor and coach and he continued to fight till the end. He is pictured with grandson, schoolboy and tri-nation champion Ryan Adair.

“Gordon travelled with me and my Dad all over the country to most of my fights. You will be truly be missed by all that knew you coach. RIP.”

Danny De Ath, who boxed under Gordon, added: “Absolutely gutted, he was a fighter till the end.

“He was an absolute inspiration and were very lucky to have had him as a coach and mentor. Rest in peace.”

England Boxing would like to extend its condolences to Gordon’s family and friends.