Unsung Hero - Oliver Harrison

Each Friday we pay homage to a boxing ‘unsung hero’. The lifeblood of the sport - the men and women who have contributed so much and asked for so little, who have saved lives and transformed futures.

This week we pay tribute to Oliver Harrison - trainer of champions, but more importantly a pillar of the Salford community and a mentor and friend to so many. Aged just 58, Oliver died after battling cancer in 2019.

Oliver guided the early part of Amir Khan's stellar professional career and enjoyed huge success with fighters including Maverick Stars ambassadors Jamie Moore and Derry Mathews, Anthony Farnell, Martin Murray, and Rocky Fielding.

Jamie said: "He made my career. If it wasn't for me coming across Oliver Harrison in my life, there's no way I would've gone on to achieve what I achieved, mainly because he believed in me when nobody else did."

"He was just an amazing person. He always shied away from the limelight; he didn't want it. It was all about the fighters," Martin added.

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Unsung Hero – Oliver Harrison