Conisbrough has two Yorkshire Boxing champions.

March 1963

South Yorkshire times, March 2.

Conisbrough has two Yorkshire champions.

A 14-year-old Conisbrough boy, was been boxing from the six months, has won himself a place in the Northern Counties Boxing Championships at Scunthorpe this Saturday.

Robert Pearson, of , Old Road, Conisbrough, beat A.E.Millward of Hull, in the finals of the Yorkshire Championships in Leeds last week, and so became the junior `B´ Class Yorkshire Champion, thus qualifying for the Northern Championships.

If he wins this fight at Riddings County Secondary School, Scunthorpe, Robert will go forward to the semifinals of the All England Championships in Liverpool later in the month. The ultimate aim is to qualified for the All England Finals in London.

A fellow pupil of Northcliffe Rhodes School who became a Yorkshire Champion on the same night is 11-year-old Dennis Reed, of Oak Grove, Conisbrough, who won the minor Class title. Unfortunately, Dennis is too young to qualify for the Northern Championships.

Both boys are members of Ellershaw boxing club and have been trained by ex-professional Norman Arrowsuch
of Poplar Grove Conisbrough.

Pearson has had only six bouts and has won five of them inside the distance, while Reed was also had six competitive bouts, won all six points.

In fact, they were not the only Ellershaw boys to distinguish themselves at the championship for Dennis´s younger brother Paul beat H.E Thompson, of Hull in a special contest on the same bill.

This has been a rewarding start to Mr Arrowsuch´s coaching career. He became official coach to the club and its foundation last year. In 1947 he was All England Cadet Champion and won nine of his 11 contest as a professional.

In 1952 he left his post as in Army P.T.instructor and started work at Cadeby Main Colliery, where he is still employed.