Tributes to Peter Holmes and Charlie Lawson

February 9, 2021 | by Matt Halfpenny


England Boxing has been saddened to learn of the deaths of two well-known members of the amateur boxing community.

Peter Holmes served Burton ABC in Staffordshire for more than 50 years.

A post on the Staffordshire Amateur Boxing Association Facebook page read: “It is with great regret that we have to report the passing of much respected Boxing Coach Pete Holmes who has dedicated his life to Staffordshire Boxing Club Burton ABC, and over the years produced many champions from the gym in Burton-on-Trent.

“Pete can be seen to the right of the picture (above) with GB Boxer Frazer Clarke and lifelong close friend and Staffordshire stalwart official and boxing coach Tom Biccle. RIP, Pete.”

Halstead and Essex University Boxing Club has been sad to lose coach Charlie Lawson (right).

A post on its Facebook page read: “It is with extreme sadness that we have to report the passing of Club Coach Charlie Lawson early this morning.

“Charlie was a former Army boxer and coach at Sudbury before joining us here at Halstead. Our thoughts are with his three boxing Sons Jordan, Zak and Mitch. Rest in peace Charlie.”

England Boxing would like to extend its condolences to the family and friends of both men.