John Mullen from Platin Road trained the McA­teer broth­ers

Drogheda Independent - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

THERE was a great box­ing story from the 1960s sur­round­ing Platin Road man John Mullen.

John left for Wales as a young man and lived in Buck­ley, be­com­ing sec­re­tary and trainer at the club.

The Chair­man of the Drogheda Am­a­teur Box­ing Club back in the 60s, Mr. John Con­nor, kept close ties with John and at one stage was in­vited to bring a team from Drogheda to Wales to com­pete.

John Mullen be­came trainer of the famed McA­teer broth­ers.

One of them is Les McA­teer who was born in Birken­head wand as an English am­a­teur and pro­fes­sional light mid­dle/ mid­dle/light heavy­weight boxer. As an am­a­teur, he won the Am­a­teur Box­ing As­so­ci­a­tion of Eng­land (ABAE) 1960 Schools In­ter­me­di­ate ti­tle and won the Am­a­teur Box­ing As­so­ci­a­tion of Eng­land (ABAE) 1962 Ju­nior Class.

As a pro, he won the Cen­tral Area mid­dleweight ti­tle, Bri­tish mid­dleweight ti­tle, and Com­mon­wealth mid­dleweight ti­tle, and was a chal­lenger for the mid­dleweight ti­tle against Johnny Pritch­ett, and Euro­pean Box­ing Union (EBU) mid­dleweight ti­tle against Tom Bogs.

The box­ers were re­lated to for­mer Liver­pool player Ja­son McA­teer.

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