He’s still boxing clever! Big Frank will pack a real punch for sporting audience in Leeds

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Leeds United may have struggled to find their best form so far this season but sports fans can still look forward to a knockout occasion at Elland Road on Friday night.

Boxing favourite and people’s champion Frank Bruno will be talking about his life and career during an ‘Evening With...’ style event in the ground’s Centenary Pavilion.

Frank Bruno fighting Oliver McCall on his way to winning the WBC heavyweight title at Wembley in 1995.

Frank Bruno fighting Oliver McCall on his way to winning the WBC heavyweight title at Wembley in 1995.

Guests can tuck into a three-course meal while comedian Jed Stone hosts a question and answer session with the man they call Big Frank.

Bruno’s agent Dave Davies told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “There are bound to be some very diverse questions, from his boxing career to [legendary commentator] Harry Carpenter and even TV adverts.

“It’s the first time he has been to Leeds for a while so people can look forward to a great evening.”

London-born Bruno, now 54, made his professional debut in 1982 and had 40 wins from his 45 contests.

He lost world title fights against Tim Witherspoon, Mike Tyson – twice – and Lennox Lewis.

The highlight of his career was outpointing Oliver McCall to win the WBC heavyweight crown at Wembley in 1995.

Bruno isn’t the first famous face to have graced the Centenary Pavilion in recent years.

Other ‘Evening With...’ events have been held at the venue by stars such as Al Pacino and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Schwarzenegger’s appearance in 2014 proved particularly memorable, with 29-year-old audience member Dean Goulding proposing to Jessica Eddy, 25, on stage at the end of the night.

For further information including ticket details for Friday’s event, visit the www.leedsunited.com website or ring the box office on 0871 334 1919 choosing option two.

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