A HOLLAND Shore Amateur Boxing Club coach who once fought Sugar Ray Leonard at Madison Square Garden has been inducted into the British Ex-Boxers Hall of Fame.

Holland-on-Sea’s Graham Moughton, who incredibly took part in more than 300 bouts during his boxing career, was honoured at a special event.

The 74-year-old, who boxed for three different countries - England and Great Britain, Bermuda and Denmark along with the only ever British Commonwealth team - coached the likes of Nigel Benn, Colin Lynes and Alfred Kotey as a professional trainer.

Graham first started boxing at the age of nine for Monteagle ABC and while there, won the National Schoolboy Championships three years running, after triumphing in 1962, 1963 and 1964.


He started his England career at Monteagle, boxing in a Multi Nation Championship and taking part in more than 150 bouts.

He also fought for England at three different weights - featherweight, light welter and lightweight.

Graham went on to box for West Ham ABC and Repton Boys ABC and in 1972, captained the Olympic team in Munich, coming away with a bronze medal.


The following year, he fought future world champion Leonard as part of an England v USA tournament, losing on a split 2-1 decision.

In the same year, he moved to and fought for Bermuda, for two years.

In 1973, Graham boxed at the North American Championships in Milwaukee, for Bermuda.

He reached the finals, losing out to a Puerto Rican boxer, on a split decision.

Graham also fought for Bermuda in the same year at the inaugural World Championships in Cuba, losing out to a French boxer on a split decision.

He returned to England and Repton Boys in 1975 and represented Denmark as part of a select team, in the same year.

Graham was only knocked down twice in his 304 bouts and stopped just once during his career, due to a cut.