FRED POTTER, R.I.P.
FRIDAY October 6, 2017
BOXING NEWS are sorry to read the following from John Jarrett: “North-east boxing legend Fred Potter died Thursday October 5, aged 86. Born and bred in a Hartlepool pub named the Malt and Hops where his father was the licensee, Fred loved all sports. Football, horse racing, billiards but primarily boxing. He would become a referee in 1958 and officiated all over the North East as well as in Scotland. Retiring from the ring at 65 he became a hard-working official for the BBBOFC, serving on the Northern Area Council as Representative Steward.
“On Friday June 23, Fred arrived at the Walker Dome in Newcastle upon Tyne where he had been appointed Steward in Charge. Tragically, before he could take his ringside seat he fell on his face, victim of a heart attack. Immediately attended to by Dr. Mike Kipling, the Area Chief Medical Officer, he was revived and rushed to hospital. Last week he lost his last fight. RIP.”
FOND MEMORIES: Potter [right] congratulates Michael Hunter in 2005