Former Irish boxer Barry McGuigan notched up 32 wins from 35 fights during his boxing career and reached the level of World Featherweight Champion. Following his retirement from the ring, Barry developed a career in the media commentating and writing on boxing, thus establishing himself as a leading figure in the sport. Having founded his own boxing academy, Barry is now a renowned promoter, manager and mentor for up and coming fighters and is in demand as a keynote speaker on spotting and developing talent.
Born in Ireland and nicknamed The Clones Cyclone, Barry McGuigan regularly attracted 20 million viewers on his televised fights during his career as a featherweight boxer. However, his popularity was not just in the ring becoming a role model to the young.
Barry overcame a difficult period in hi fighting career to become British, European and WBA World Featherweight Champion earning him the additional title of BBC Sports Personality of the Year before finally hanging up his gloves.
Now, Barry has established himself as one of our most prominent boxing commentators providing fluent accounts for television and radio all over the world. He has also received acclaim for writing a boxing column in the Daily Mirror.
Other former credits include managing World Champion Super Bantamweight Carl Frampton,
is the founding Chairman of the Professional Boxing Association and has created an academy to help young people learn the skills and disciplines of boxing.
Away from the ring Barry has developed a passion for motor racing, is a winner of the cookery show, Hell’s Kitchen and has presented the cookery show The Fabulous Food Adventure in Northern Ireland.
He also moved behind the camera to train Daniel Day-Lewis and choreograph fight scenes on the film The Boxer.
An extremely entertaining speaker, Barry enlightens his audience on what it takes to reach the pinnacle in one of the most physical sports out there.