Boxing: Bruno aims to be promoter

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Frank Bruno has the name, cash and appetite for hard work to become a success as a promoter and trainer, says George Francis, his close friend and former trainer.

The British Boxing Board of Control have been forwarded Bruno's application forms via his lawyers and the Southern Area Council will arrange a meeting with the former World Boxing Council heavyweight champion when they are returned.

Francis said: "The first thing is that Frank is a workaholic, this is why I think he would do well. He has always been first in the gym and last out, a very keen guy and he misses boxing and I think this will be ideal for him.

"He's got good connections with Frank Warren and it will be interesting to see how good his fighters will do.

John Morris, the Board secretary, said: "Frank has shown an interest in promoting, he's spoken to the Southern Area secretary, Robert Smith, and has mentioned it to me. Naturally, if he wants to stay in boxing that way, we'll give him every support."