Frank Bruno

Born Nov 16, 1961

Franklin Roy "Frank" Bruno MBE is a British former boxer whose career highlight was winning the WBC heavyweight championship in 1995 (which he lost six months later in his first defence). Altogether, he won 40 of his 45 contests. Like Henry Cooper before him, Bruno has remained a popular celebrity with the British public since his ring career ended.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Frank Bruno.


1961 Birth Born on November 16, 1961.


1982 - 1986 3 More Events
1987 25 Years Old Bruno once again got himself back into title contention with wins over former contender James Tillis and journeymen Reggie Gross and Chuck Gardner. In October 1987 Bruno faced the veteran Joe Bugner in an all British match up. … Read More
1988 26 Years Old In 1988, Bruno challenged Mike Tyson for the undisputed world heavyweight title. … Read More
1990 28 Years Old Bruno grew up with five siblings in Hammersmith, West London. His mother was Jamaican and his father was Dominican. In 1990, Bruno married his partner Laura at a small church in Hornchurch, an area of Greater London near the border with Essex. They had two daughters: Nicola and Rachel, and a son, Franklyn. However, their relationship deteriorated, and they divorced in 2001.


1993 31 Years Old In 1993 he had a third world title chance against young Lennox Lewis, who was making the second defence of the belt (his first of three championship reigns). … Read More
1994 32 Years Old On 24 September 1994, Oliver McCall beat Lewis with a surprising and somewhat controversial second round knockout victory at Wembley Arena, and, after outpointing Larry Holmes, he came to England to defend the WBC title against Bruno.
1995 33 Years Old 1 More Event
On 2 September 1995, Bruno finally became world champion by outpointing McCall over twelve rounds. … Read More


2003 41 Years Old On 22 September 2003, Bruno was taken from his home near Brentwood in Essex by medical staff assisted by police officers, under the provisions of the Mental Health Act 1983. … Read More
2005 43 Years Old 1 More Event
On 9 October 2005 he admitted that his cocaine use, which began in 2000, contributed to his mental health problems. … Read More
On 10 October 2006, Bruno and Clydesdale were jointly awarded £50,000 damages for libel against The People newspaper and publishers MGN in respect of false claims made about their relationship.
2008 46 Years Old He had a small role in the 2008 British crime drama Cass.
Bruno made a brief guest appearances in episodes of the ITV comedy show, Harry Hill's TV Burp in February and October 2011.


2013 51 Years Old 1 More Event
On 23 July 2013, Bruno was featured in the BBC Three documentary Rachel Bruno: My Dad and Me.
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