Set up in 1977, the North West Film Archive preserves moving images made in or about Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside and Cumbria and offers a variety of access services to users in the public, academic and commercial sectors.
This film is part of Free
Going the Distance
Meet Brian Hughes, helping dreams come true for the aspiring boxers of Manchester.
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Brian Hughes, MBE and a legend in the world of Manchester boxing, is renowned for mentoring young hopefuls at Collyhurst and Moston Boxing Club. This film from 1984 shows Hughes, a keen amateur boxer himself who grew up in the inner city area, training and encouraging his aspiring champions. We also follow boxer Paul James from the club through to a match at Manchester's Piccadilly Hotel.
This film was produced by undergraduate film students at Manchester Polytechnic, now Manchester Metropolitan University.